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SOUTH WIGHT DC ALLOWS BURIAL IN BACK GARDEN

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Family man Albert true asked his daughter to take him home with her when he died, so she buried him in the back gar...
Family man Albert true asked his daughter to take him home with her when he died, so she buried him in the back garden the Daily Mail reports (p7). The paper says that permission for the burial at Cranmore, near Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight was given last month by South Wight DC.

The Mail quotes the district's chief environmental protection officer Barry Monks as saying his first reaction was ''no'. Then he said he looked at the law and found there was nothing to say the burial could not take place.

Mr Monks did advise, however, that although planning permission wasn't needed in the case of a single burial, it would be required for a family plot because that would amount to a change of use of the land.
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