A MANSION overlooking Huddersfield's first natural burial ground could be turned into a conference centre.
Grade 2 listed Rose Hill in Birkby may be transformed into function rooms, the centre and associated accommodation.
Owner Michael Brook has submitted plans to Kirklees Council to turn the £1m-plus Victorian building into a conference centre.
Kirklees planning officials will discuss the scheme this month.
The building, which is in a conservation area, is set in six acres of parkland off Birkby Hall Road.
In April, Rose Hill Natural Burial ground opened in its grounds.
The opening followed a two-year battle with planners and local people over the scheme. Planners said access to the site was initially problematic and parents and governors of a nearby school were worried about the burial ground being near their premises.
But the plan for a natural burial ground got the go-ahead and now the green cemetery aims to conduct 100 burials a year.
About 8,000 plots could be marked out there.
Bodies are interred in simple shrouds and graves will have no headstones.
Two years ago, Rose Hill was named as one of two £1m properties in the Huddersfield area.
It was said to be worth £1.25m at that time.
The other property was £1.4m Greylands at Almondbury.