A CDS Review of the new EA Guidance - Protecting Groundwater From Human Burials – Environmental Permit Requirements from 1st April 2022
The Environment Agency published an update to the guidance surrounding cemeteries and environmental permitting, which has since superseded all previous guidance notes as off 1st April 2022. This update is separate from the recent DEFRA review, which is yet to be published. This document aims to provide our clients with a simple review of the major changes identified in the updated guidance and how these changes may impact the operation of a limited number of existing cemeteries and the impacts the changes will have to proposed cemetery extensions and new cemetery sites going through planning after 1st April 2022. Please read our other guidance document regarding the changes to good practice which will impact existing cemeteries.