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PACKED LONDON CEMETERIES HAVE NO SPACE FOR LOCAL DEAD

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Many London boroughs have not been able to bury people locally for years, according to a new report by the London P...
Many London boroughs have not been able to bury people locally for years, according to a new report by the London Planning Advisory Committee. Many other parts of Britain will shortly be in the same position, the Guardian reports (Society, p6). However, in the past 12 months two charters have been published, both of which call for the right to 'local, accessible and safe burial'.

These charters - the Dead Citizens' Charter and the Charter for the Bereaved - suggest that demographics and land-use planning are on a collision course with new cultural demands, the Guardian says.

The assumption that cremation will solve declining space problems is now being questioned.
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