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Green cemetery will link woodland

Clayton Wood
The meadow will eventually become a wood with native trees

A green cemetery which will eventually become a new woodland has been officially opened in West Sussex.

Native trees will be planted at Clayton Wood, Hurstpierpoint as burials take place in the 13-acre meadow.

The cemetery, which will link two other existing woods in the Sussex Weald, was opened on Friday by Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert.

The unconsecrated burial ground is within the area designated for the new South Downs National Park.

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