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13-09-2018, 22:01   #1
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An friend of mine has been looking at a house that has three arces of land that has been previously been used has an market garden. The house itself while derelict is structurally sound was built in the 19th century.

While looking into the possibility of buying the property we have found that out that their are two urns containing the ashs of the previous owners who requested to be buried their though an planning application dated eight years ago to do with the site. The urns are near the house if my friend buys it he may have too move them for an extension.

The question is can he legally move the urns and rebury them out of harm's way do we need permission ? I didn't think you could bury people in gardens only in cemeteries.

Last edited by 80peter; 14-09-2018 at 14:16. Reason: Error with planning application date.
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14-09-2018, 07:40   #2
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This may be helpful. https://www.angliaresearch.co.uk/art...human-remains/ .
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14-09-2018, 08:59   #3
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Thanks for the link I can see this been a problem. The previous owners didn't have any children the property was left to charity.
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14-09-2018, 10:48   #4
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What about this section?

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The Disused Burial Grounds (Amendment) Act 1981 makes it possible for landowners to remove human remains for the purpose of development, but provides that objections from the next of kin of those buried within the preceding 50 years will be fatal to development applications.
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14-09-2018, 13:34   #5
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I dont see how ashes should be classed as human remains. After all, people chuck ashes all over the place without permission.

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14-09-2018, 14:12   #6
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What about this section?
We been told that the wife of the previous owner died in c 2011 her husband a few years before.
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14-09-2018, 15:19   #7
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We been told that the wife of the previous owner died in c 2011 her husband a few years before.
Sounds like proper professional help is needed to be fair.
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14-09-2018, 18:20   #8
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Sounds like proper professional help is needed to be fair.
I agree. My personal opinion would be my friend would be better off finding another property I was just asking to see if other people have had this problem and got round it somehow. What drew him to it was it's location and land .
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