The public has been invited to have a say on plans to build a new burial site in Oxford.

Oxford City Council recently earmarked land off Oxford Road, towards Horspath, for the development.

A consultation has now been launched inviting the public to comment on outline designs for the new green space and burial meadow.

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The planned site for the Oxford Burial Meadow is a 17-acre field that can accommodate the demand for burials for approximately 40 years.

It is set within a landscape that features new tree planting, wildflower meadows and new path links around Shotover Woods.

Councillor Chewe Munkonge, cabinet member for leisure and parks said: “This new meadow will ensure an ample supply of burial space for a generation to come as well as offering new opportunities for leisure and providing an environment to wildlife.

“We want to get the design right so that it meets the needs of the greatest number of residents.

“You can help us by taking part in the forthcoming consultation and let us have your views on the project.

“I’m confident that this project can create a lasting meadow that will be an asset for the community for many years to come.” 

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To comment on the plans you can either complete the council’s online survey between July 3 and July 23, visit the town hall exhibition between the same dates or attend an in-person drop in event on July 18.

The consultation is on the initial outline designs.

More detailed designs are then expected to be submitted for planning approval over the summer.