Winchcombe plans for first new cemetery in 200 years

A town in Gloucestershire could get its first new cemetery in 200 years because the current one is getting full.

Winchcombe Town Council has bought a five acre plot of land in preparation for space running out at the current cemetery within four years.

The large plot could also be used for allotments and a memorial garden.

Winchcombe Burial Committee chairman, Jim Mason, said they had to establish what the ground could be used for before seeking planning permission.

"The last [cemetery] was started in the 1800s. Winchombe has grown since then and basically we're starting to run out of space," he said.

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