Modern day long barrow is approved
1:00pm Sunday 3rd November 2013 in Latest News
All Cannings landowner Tim Daw has been granted planning permission for a long barrow to store cremated human remains.
Mr Daw, who is a steward at Stonehenge, believes the scheme is unique and said it is an ideal opportunity for people who want to put urns of ashes of their loved ones in non-religious places.
No objections were submitted to the plan, although English Heritage did express concern that Mr Daw’s long barrow may look too historic.
Mr Daw’s long barrow would comprise a grass covered mound on a triangular piece of land at Cannings Cross Farm north of the Kennet and Avon Canal. It would have seven concrete chambers, within which would be shelved vaults able to store about 300 urns.
Families would lease the space and some of the fee would be used to cover long-term maintenance of the site.
Mr Daw said he was thrilled the plan had been approved and said construction should start in spring next year, lasting three months.
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