Shadwell cemetery plans provoke concerns

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SHADWELL residents have objected to a plan for a 770-plot cemetery in the village.

The privately-run cemetery, if approved, will be built on land south of Shadwell Lane and east of Shadwell Park Grove.

The plans were submitted to Leeds City Council last month by Mr and Mrs Nathan Wain, but now residents have voiced a number of concerns about the proposals.

At a parish council meeting in Shadwell, attended by around 45 residents, concernswere raised about the effect of an increase in traffic on Shadwell Lane as well as the impact on the local environment.

Shadwell Parish council has now agreed to submit a formal objection to the application.

Lloyd Goodwin, of Shadwell Park Court, who has lodged an online objection, wrote: “The land is a key piece of green belt land dividing Shadwell village from Leeds.

“This will be lost and another beautiful village will lose its identity.”

The cemetery proposals also include a car park for 20 cars, palisade fencing, a landscaping scheme and a caretaker’s building.

Opening times proposed will be Monday 9am to 6pm, and 9.30am to 4pm on weekends and bank holidays.

To view the proposals or submit a comment visit www.leeds.gov.uk/Environment_and_planning/Planning/.

A decision on the scheme is likely to be made by the end of April.

sarah.Dawson@ypn.co.uk