PLANS to expand a cemetery in Upper Cumberworth have been delayed.
St Nicholas’s Church in Upper Cumberworth has asked Kirklees Council for permission to expand its cemetery on to land which has been used as gardens for nearly 50 years.
The council’s Heavy Woollen Planning Sub-committee were due to determine if the church can begin burials on the land behind 17 to 41 Hollybank Avenue, but the application has now been put back.
A council spokesman said the application had been delayed to allow committee members to be given more detail regarding drainage and the church boundary.
He said the application will be determined at a future meeting in due course.
The church bought the 130m by 20m plot in 1964 for future cemetery use.
The land was leased at peppercorn rent to homeowners at Hollybank Avenue, allowing them to extend their gardens.
But the church has asked to be allowed to take the land back to give more room for burials.
Thirteen residents have written to Kirklees objecting to the plan.