Salisbury five-acre cemetery plans approved

Cemetery One of the city's cemeteries has "no space left" and the current site on London Road has "little capacity"

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Plans for a new cemetery in Salisbury to provide extra burial space for the city have been approved.

Council planners gave the go ahead for a cemetery to be created on a 5.1 acre (2.1 Ha) site to the east of The Avenue on the outskirts of the city.

One of the city's cemeteries has "no space left" and the current site on London Road has "little capacity", Wiltshire Council said.

Resubmitted plans for a cemetery to the north west of The Avenue were rejected.

In February, developers Persimmon Homes submitted plans to create a cemetery on land north west of the road.

The application was rejected because the site was "too remote from the city" and the gravestones would "detract from the amenities of the countryside".

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