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A.W. Lymn receives planning approval for Calverton barrow site

The funeral provider resubmitted its planning application for one closed and two open barrows on a small part of the 27-acre cemetery in late 2023

A.W. Lymn has been given the green light by Gedling Borough Council to build the first and only modern barrow site in the village of Calverton in the East Midlands in partnership with Sacred Stones Limited.

The site was originally granted permission to be a cemetery in August 2022. 

Working closely with planning officers, A.W. Lymn resubmitted its planning application for one closed and two open barrows on a small part of the 27-acre cemetery in late 2023. Having addressed original concerns and offering significant changes to the design, the application has now been approved.

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Pete Clarson, commercial director at A.W. Lymn, said: “When it comes to saying a final goodbye, we recognise that this doesn’t always look the same for everyone. Having a variety of options to choose from to suit your personal needs, preferences and wishes is so incredibly important.

“The barrows, however, are more than a place for ashes to be laid to rest. It’s a place where recently bereaved can go to understand their grief, accept their loss, and celebrate a life.”

He added: “Working alongside Sacred Stones, we will now be able to bring this vision to fruition for the people of Nottinghamshire and the wider region. We will soon be offering a very unique and timeless memorial option, while also actively respecting the rural character of the site.”

The ritual of using burial barrows is one of the oldest funeral traditions in Britain, dating back millennia. The beautiful, natural-looking barrows are designed with niches for cremated remains to be placed within, providing a peaceful setting for a service and final resting place.

Toby Angel, managing director of Sacred Stones, said: “We’ve been working on the barrow scheme with A.W. Lymn for some time now and we are honoured to be partnering with a family business that, like barrows, has and will continue to stand the test of time.” 

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