27 August 2010

UK: Cemetery to add 6,500 spaces

One of the largest British Jewish cemeteries - Edgwarebury Lane Cemetery, Edgware - will add 6,500 new burial spaces, after winning an appeal for expansion, which will cost some 1.5 million GBP.

According to TotallyJewish.com, the original request for permission to expand was rejected by Barnet Council and the appeal was granted following a recent four-day inquiry.

Owners of the cemetery are Belsize Square Synagogue, Liberal Judaism, Spanish Portuguese and Reform Judaism. The three-hectare expansion also provides parking for staff and visitors.

The four groups will pay for the extension together and will share the new spaces equally divided among them.

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