A MAN wants to turn his land into a "green" burial ground - two years after a similar bid failed.
Businessman Mr Michael Brook's last application for land near to Nuffield Hospital and Rose Hill in Birkby Hall Road, Birkby, was refused on access grounds.
Now he has submitted another planning application to Kirklees Council.
He claims to have lots of support and now hopes he can win that of planners.
The idea is to use a five-acre site, currently left as a meadow.
There would be about 100 burials a year, with bodies interred in simple shrouds and laid to rest in areas without headstones.
The land could take about 8,000 burials.
Mr Brook said: "I have had a lot of support and I would like to know what more people feel about the idea.
"I know there are objections on traffic grounds and for other reasons, but I believe a lot of people support the idea.
"The house, Rose Hill, is for sale but my family and I plan to rebuild cottages in the grounds that were demolished many years ago and live there, so the burial ground would still be on our land."
Planning officer Mr Bill Topping said: "The application was refused last time and there was an appeal which was dismissed on the grounds of access because it involved using George Avenue.
"The change to this new application is the point of access - which is now proposed to be off Birkby Hall Road.
"This raises other issues about access off Birkby Hall Road because it is a much busier road.
"Any access would need to be safe in highway terms and the application should not be harmful to the boundary which is a nice wall within a conservation area."
He said the earliest date that the application could come before the planning committee would be December 18.