Muslim Cemetery Plan Objections

August 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Plans to create a 31-acre Muslim cemetery on land surrounding the conservation village of Carmunnock have been met with local opposition.

Villagers have launched a campaign to stop green belt land around the area being used for the new cemetery.

Glasgow Central Mosque insists the new site would be kept as a green area with just one or two funerals a week.

Carmunnock Community Council is against the proposals, currently being considered by Glasgow City Council.

Leaders at Glasgow's Central Mosque want to create the new graveyard because the current cemetery at Cathcart is nearly full.

But opponents of the cemetery said the use of green belt land would effectively bring an end to Carmunnock's status as a village.