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Date set for cemetery plan hearing
A HEARING date has been set for a planning inspector to consider plans for a much-needed new cemetery on the outskirts of Salisbury.
Persimmon Homes and Pegasus Planning applied for outline planning permission for the cemetery on a 2.1-acre site next to their approved 1,250-home development near Fugglestone Red earlier this year.
But Wiltshire Council’s planning committee felt there were issues about intrusion into the countryside and access concerns for the proposed site to the north west of The Avenue.
Permission was refused, but the decision provoked dismay in Salisbury as there are no more cemetery places left at the city’s London Road and Devizes Road sites.
A planning inspector will now conduct a hearing on September 19 at the Meeting Room in the City Hall from 10am and decide if the decision should be upheld.
The developers have also reapplied for permission and submitted a separate application to use land to the east of The Avenue. The land to the east has previously been suggested as a possible site for a cemetery but is not preferred due to the topography, which would make it a more difficult site to manage.
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