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Young Planners Planning for Death Seminar

Date:
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Venue:
Arnos Vale cemetery, Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, West Lodge, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EW
Organiser:
RTPI South West
southwest@rtpi.org.uk

West of England Young Planners are pleased to provide details of their next Seminar...Planning for Death

‘’….in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”


Despite the inevitability of death, planning for the disposal of dead is a much neglected area within the planning world. This, combined with an ageing population and the huge pressure on land is potentially accumulating into a significant planning issue. 

This event will focus on Cemetery Pictureplanning for the disposal of the dead, taking into account changes in burial practise, faith group requirements, urban and rural cemetery planning, and how Local Authorities can seek to avoid issues associated with insufficient burial space.

You will begin with a tour of the  renown Arnos Vale cemetery, a unique and splendid Victorian Garden Cemetery in the heart of Bristol. Dr Katie McClymont, a senior lecturer at UWE will present her recent research on cemetery and burial planning, followed by Lee Searles from Enzygo, who undertook the Harborough District Council Cemetery and Burial Strategy. This strategy won the ‘Plan-making’ award at the recent 2018 Planning Awards.

This event has kindly been sponsored by Enzygo Ltd.

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Venue: Arnos Vale cemetery, Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, West Lodge, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EW

Time: 6pm for 6.15 start. The event will last until around 8pm. There will then be the option of going for drinks/ food at the Paint Works, close to the venue.

Cost: £4. (n.b. This does not include food/ drink at the Paint Works).

Access: The cemetery is just 15-20 minutes’ walk from Bristol City Centre, and numerous buses pass the site.