PROPOSALS to extend an Anglesey church’s cemetery have been welcomed.
Anglesey councillor Vaughan Hughes hailed the authority’s plans to build 130 extra burial plots at St Peter’s Church in Llanbedrgoch.
He added: “When the application is approved, people will be relieved that they can share the same graveyards as their loved ones.
“It’s been the subject of immense sorrow in the community.”
The existing cemetery has been in pace for more than 100 years.
Anglesey Council’s planning committee was yesterday (Wednesday, September 5) due to run the rule over the plans.
The development will also include extra parking spaces, a 1.3 metre rubble wall and ornamental steel gates and pillars.
The cemetery footpath will be diverted around the wall.
A report by Jim Woodcock, Anglesey Council’s head of planning and public protection, recommended councillors accept the proposals.
He said: “The land in question is an acceptable extension to the existing cemetery, being immediately to the east of the church.
“There are no immediate neighbouring properties to the site which will be impacted by the proposal.”
Conditions were recommended so burials would not affect the area’s water table.