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Cemetery plans to go to planning committee
A DESPERATELY needed new cemetery for Salisbury will go before planners again on Thursday.
Councillors said the site was in open countryside and the high visibility of the gravestones, car parking and storage buildings would detract from the amenities of the countryside. They also said as it was outside the Fugglestone Red development area it was too remote from the city and not sustainable as people would only be able to get there by car.
Developer Persimmon Homes is appealing against the decision but has also resubmitted the application with more information on why the site is considered more appropriate site than that originally earmarked in the draft masterplan.
Permission has also submitted an application for the original earmarked site, which is on land to the east of The Avenue, but the feeling is that this site is less suitable.
Salisbury City Council supports both applications but councillors feel the eastern site would be a more difficult location at which to safely manage disabled access due to the topography of the site.
Salisbury Civic Society objects to the north western site and has stated a strong preference for the eastern site, which is within the original Fugglestone Red development footprint, but has raised concerns about the access.
Both applications are recommended for approval by officers and Wiltshire Council’s southern area planning committee will consider both applications at a meeting to be held at Salisbury City Hall at 6pm.
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