Decision details

Policy for the adoption and management of closed Churchyards & Cemeteries.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council is required to adopt and safely manage closed cemeteries and churchyards that have been subject to statutory closure orders and transfer requests in accordance with Section 215 of the Local Government Act 1972. This Report presents a policy of control, attached as appendix A, that affirms the future process by which this obligation will be executed.


To approve the adoption of the Closed Churchyards & Cemeteries Adoption & Management Policy.

Alternative options considered:

Once the Council is served a Notice under Section 215 acceptance is required. This is not something that the Council is able to refuse

Publication date: 31/03/2020

Date of decision: 17/03/2020