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Cabinet approve location for future cemetery

  • Loughborough Cemetery Consultation

The location of a new cemetery in Loughborough has been approved by councillors.

Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet approved that land at Nanpantan is to be developed as a new cemetery in Loughborough.

The current cemetery in Leicester Road is due to run out of space within four years.

Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough, said: “We received over 700 responses during the consultation and land at Nanpantan received the most support.

“I’m really pleased we have taken the time to look at viable options for our cemetery provision in Loughborough. It’s an important decision for the town and I’m glad residents were able to give us their views.”

In a report to cabinet, officers recommended land at Nanpantan to be approved subject to approval by the Environment Agency and planning permission is obtained.

Over the summer the Council consulted people on three viable options for a new site. 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.