Guidance

Natural burial ground: guidance for operators

How to manage burial grounds and cemeteries, including laws you need to follow, health and safety rules, and access rights

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Natural burial grounds - guidance for operators

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This document is for operators of natural burial grounds in England and Wales.

The guide covers relevant areas of the law, including:

  • burial law
  • disability legislation
  • memorial rights
  • exhumation

It also provides information on services to the public, including access rights and signage.

Published 2 January 2009