London, January 24 (ANI): Britain will soon have a burial ground where humans can be laid to rest right next to their loved pets.
West Lindsey District Council has given permission to the village of Stainton by Langworth, near Lincoln to bury humans near pets.
Councillor Meg Davidson revealed that the plan was approved without opposition from the district or parish councils, as local churchyard of St John the Baptist was running out of space.
"It did seem very strange at first and we didn't quite know what to make of it all,' the Daily Express quoted her as saying.
She added: "We didn't know what the local reaction would be as nothing like that has happened round here before, but after everything was explained there were no real objections.
"Many people thought it made sense because graveyards, as everyone knows, are running out of space."
Now, an acre of the four-and-a-quarter acre site will be dedicated to animal burials and the rest of the space will become a "green" human burial ground.
The aim is to have a low impact on the environment while maintaining a rural appearance.
The Environment Agency spokesperson said: "We have never heard of a burial ground like this before. It seems like a new but rather strange trend - people not wanting to be separated from their pets in death, that is." (ANI)