Tuesday 16 July 2024
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New Nottinghamshire cemetery gets the go ahead

A planning application submitted by Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, to build its first cemetery near Calverton has been given the green light, as the business continues to expand to support local communities.

The plans were accepted by Gedling Borough Council on 27 July, agreeing to extend the site to create a mixed traditional, natural and woodland burial ground, erection of facilities building and associated car park.

Located off George’s Lane outside the village, the cemetery will be the first to be owned by the fifth generation family firm of funeral directors, with 17 acres of burial space within the 27-acre site.

The site forms part of A.W. Lymn’s plan to extend its offering as it continues to expand across the region, with a total of 27 funeral homes throughout Nottinghamshire and South Derbyshire.

Pete Clarson, Commercial Director at A.W. Lymn, outlines the company’s vision for the site: “We’re very pleased that the application has been accepted by the council, who were in unanimous support of our plans. We plan to create a multi-functional cemetery capable of supporting a variety of burial options, respecting the character of the site’s rural context, and enhancing the potential of the site for wildlife.”

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The application also stated that visual screening of the site from the adjacent residential properties and golf course would be put in place.

For more than a century the family run business has been helping the bereaved in the region, with quality of service and value for money at the heart of its ethos.

“This is the first cemetery the Lymn Rose family business will have owned, which is a significant step for us. We’re continuously looking for ways we can expand our service offering to those in the region and this cemetery would allow exactly that,” added Pete.

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