'Sanctum Garden Area' approved for Market Deeping

  Posted: 07.10.20 at 13:55 by The Editor

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A Sanctum Garden is to be created in Market Deeping Cemetery.

Market Deeping Town Council has received planning approval to create the garden within the existing cemetery and install a maximum of 3 granite Sanctum Panoramas and associated concrete base for the above ground
storing of cremated remains.

As previously reported by Nub News, the town council has already received calls from families in the warea wanting to use such facilities.

A planning officer's report recommending South Kesteven District Council approves the application commented: "The application for the Sanctum Garden is exempt under Section 60 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Area) Act 1990 which allows Ecclesiastical Exemption to cover structures such as campaniles and chest tombs.

"The proposal is considered to fall within the curtilage of St Guthlac's Church and the proposal is considered to be of a similar nature to chest tombs (an above ground structure within the curtilage of the church) and as such an ecclesiastical exemption applies."

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