Residents living in a picturesque rural village have hit out at controversial plans to build what would be Britain's largest Muslim cemetery on rural land.

The proposed 11-acre site in Catherine-de-Barnes, near Solihull, West Midlands, would include a total of 11,000 graves for followers of Islam.

Currently, the largest Muslim-only cemetery in the UK is in Ilford, Essex, which has 5,000 plots.

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