The Council developed a new cemetery on Nanpantan Road, Loughborough which includes space for natural burials and memorial gardens.

Nanpantan Road Cemetery opened on Wednesday March 8, 2023.

Plots are available to be reserved for residents from Loughborough and the surrounding Parishes in the borough.

To apply to pre-purchase a plot, please complete and return the application form below:

Opening times

The Nanpantan Road Cemetery will be open to the public every day of the year with the exception of Christmas Day from the hours of 9am until 5pm.

Background information

The Nanpantan Road cemetery has been developed in phases. The first phase included space for over 5,000 burials which on current burial trends will last for 100 years.

Work started on the new cemetery in 2020 but its completion was delayed by the pandemic. It was due to open in 2022 but the extreme hot weather in the summer made it difficult for the planting to take hold and it was not ready to open until now.

Around 200 new trees have been planted, as well as a wide range of plants and shrubs, all of which will combine to provide food and habitat resources for wildlife.

Over 400 metres of new beech hedging has been planted to provide corridors, foraging and protection for birds, mammals and reptiles.

Parking at the new cemetery is available and vehicles can gain access via Nanpantan Road. The car park is free and can also be used to access the Outwoods by walking uphill on the public footpath between the adjacent fields.

A new multi-use games area has been created for residents close by as part of the project to allow for mini tennis, netball, basketball and football.

The current cemetery in Leicester Road is expected to run out of space within the next two years.

The Council carried out a consultation exercise in 2018 to choose the location for a new one which is near Nanpantan Sports Ground and on land owned by the Council.

The town’s crematorium will remain in Leicester Road.

Fees and Charges

Loughborough Cemetery fees and charges 2023-24

From April 1, 2024

Loughborough Cemetery fees and charges 2024-25

Enquiries

For enquires about Loughborough cemeteries and burials please use the below form:

Burial, Cemeteries and Bereavement Service Enquiries

Further information:

Aerial footage of the cemetery development

Watch the aerial footage of where the new cemetery has been developed.

The footage was captured in August 2021.

Last updated: Fri 8th March, 2024 @ 16:06