Cottingley Cemetery will soon have a small extension if plans welcomed by local Councillors Andrew Scopes, Angela Gabriel and Gohar Almass are approved by Leeds City Council.
The cemetery is a valued community asset and while the Council is working to expand burial space in the city, this small extension will help ease the pressure in the short term.
The extension will create a new welcoming and peaceful space for families to visit their loved ones and will include new tree planting and landscaping.
Councillor Angela Gabriel said:
“Ensuring there is enough burial space in the city is a really important job and we are pleased that these plans for a small extension at Cottingley will help to ensure local residents have somewhere nearby where they can bury their relatives.
“It was very important to us that the plans recognised the need for the extension to be a calm and restful place and we think they reflect that.”
The planning application number is 21/02865/FU and can be found here
This post is based on a press release issued by Beeston & Holbeck Ward Councillors
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