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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 January, 2004, 16:07 GMT
Green light for eco-burials
A cemetery on the outskirts of Ludlow is to be extended to include space for green burials despite some objections from local residents.

Green burials have grown in popularity with more than 100 sites being created in the UK in the last 10 years.

The new section, next to Ludford cemetery, will have room for 240 plots, half of which will be used for green burials and the rest for traditional graves.

People opting for such arrangements can be buried in a traditional wooden coffin or shroud because they are biodegradable.

More than 100 people wrote to South Shropshire District Council supporting the development.

But a dozen local people objected, claiming the green burials were a commercial venture by the landowner.

They also claimed the scheme would create extra traffic problems and spoil a conservation area.

Members of the council approved the scheme, on condition that burials were restricted to people from Ludford and Ludlow.

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