This 60 second guide is for town and parish councillors together with clerks who need to gain an understanding of providing a new town or parish council burial ground or cemetery.

  • The time scales, complexity and costs of acquiring the land for a new burial ground should not be underestimated
  • A solicitor should be engaged from the outset to help avoid the many pitfalls


Article Contents - Click on a link below


Assessing the needs

Time Frame


How much land is needed

Prospecting for land

Environmental Assessment

Weighing up the costs

Working with neighbouring councils

Acquiring land

Developing the land and infrastructure

Burial Costs

Future Burial Costs


This guide is indicative and not definitive, if in doubt get someone else involved or seek professional advice.


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