Cemetery plan to be debated by council

A plan to expand a Belper cemetery is set to be debated by Amber Valley Borough Council. The authority wants permission to convert two hectares of grazing land next to the burial plots on Matlock Road. Its planning committee will discuss the matter on Monday, June 17 at Ripley Town Hall. An established badger sett was found on the land but wildlife experts said it will be unaffected in a report to the council.