Lancaster graveyard extension plans would create 75 new plots

Plans to extend a Lancaster graveyard to create 75 new grave plots have been submitted to the city council.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 9:57 am
The existing graveyard in Galgate
The existing graveyard in Galgate

Ellel Parish Council’s development proposal involves the creation of a graveyard on farmland adjacent and to the east of an existing graveyard, in Chapel Lane, Galgate.

The existing graveyard is in the control of the Parochial Church Council of St John’s Church, but there are only a limited number of grave spaces remaining.

The proposed 334sqm new graveyard would be owned and managed by the Parish Council of Ellel, “in order that parishioners will have the availability and the option of a grave in the future”.

The existing stile will be replaced by a new gate

A public footpath through the existing graveyard and across the farmland will be extended, and a stile would be replaced by a new gate, with another gate to the east accessing the footpath again.

The site for the new graveyard