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Cabinet to consider location for future cemetery

  • Loughborough Cemetery

The potential location of a new cemetery in Loughborough is due to be considered by councillors later this month.

Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet will consider a report about where to locate a new cemetery on October 18. The current cemetery in Leicester Road is due to run out of space within four years.

Over the summer, the Council consulted people on three viable options for a new cemetery. They were land at Allendale Road, land at Nanpantan and using part of Shelthorpe Golf Course.

More than 700 people responded during the consultation, with the option to use land at Nanpantan receiving the most support. A petition signed by more than 500 people was also handed to the Council objecting to the Shelthorpe Golf Course option.

In a report to Cabinet, officers recommend that land at Nanpantan is approved to be developed as a new cemetery subject to approval by the Environment Agency and planning permission is obtained.

More information is contained in the Cabinet report.

Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough, said: “This is an important decision for the town and I am glad we have taken the time to look at a range of factors and hold a meaningful consultation with residents. I would like to thank people again for getting involved.

“Cabinet will now consider the report and make a decision.”

Cabinet meets at 6pm on Thursday, October 18 at Woodgate Chambers in Woodgate, Loughborough. All Cabinet meetings are open to the public.

The Council will be tweeting live from the meeting to inform people about the discussion and the decision. Simply follow @CharnwoodBC.