Burial space to serve Derby for up to 15 years to be created at Nottingham Road Cemetery
MORE burial space is set to be created at Derby’s largest cemetery in a bid to meet the city’s needs for the next 10 to 15 years.
The city council has set aside £1.9 million in its capital budget to pay for the work at Nottingham Road Cemetery, including a new road system, paths and seating.
Its cabinet is set to make a decision on the plan on March 20.
A report drawn up by council officers for the meeting says 30% of the city’s population still chose burial and for some cultures it is the only option.
Councillor Hardyal Dhindsa, cabinet member for planning, environment and public protection, said: "It is important for the council to maximise the use of the remaining space at Nottingham Road, whilst also identifying and developing a new cemetery site which will meet the city’s needs in the long term."