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Extra money needed for cemetery project
3:03pm Monday 19th May 2014 in News
PERSHORE Town Council agreed to set aside £3,000 to pay for legal documents allowing the new car park and extension of the cemetery to go ahead.
A planning application is currently being considered, which would see a field next to the burial site be gradually developed into a cemetery with a car park.
It would include space for interments and interment of ashes as well as a woodland area for green burials and for scattering of ashes.
The initial cost of creating the car park is thought to be £60,000 but a safety audit, transport statement and travel plan was not factored into the budget.
Now a further £3,000 has been allocated to allow this to be paid for.
At a meeting of the town council on Thursday mayor councillor Tony Rowley said: "We have got to go ahead with this. We have gone too far down the line with a planning application.
"We are a burial authority we have to be serious about this."
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