Coventry & Warwickshire

Path removed for 300 extra graves at Coventry London Road Cemetery

Removing a path through a Coventry cemetery will provide enough space to bury another 300 people, council officials have said.

Coventry City Council said it regularly had to turn away people who wanted to bury relatives at the London Road Cemetery because the site was full.

However, some people argue removing the path would spoil the cemetery's look.

The council said it would ensure "good access" to graves while the work was carried out.

Cheylesmore councillor Hazel Noonan, who is against the plans, said it did not "seem right" to remove the path.

"It's such a nice cemetery and it's been built and designed with all the mixture of roadways so people can walk, see to their loved ones and reminisce and have fond memories," Ms Noonan added.

A council spokesperson said: "Part of the path in London Road has been removed, levelled and seeded and I hope people will bear with us until the grass begins to grow and it blends in with the surrounding area.

"The remainder of the path is scheduled for removal and seeding over the next two weeks," the spokesperson added.

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