Market Weighton’s cemetery has been extended after the town council secured half an acre of land.
Keyland Developments, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water, says it has “gifted” the land to Market Weighton Town Council to facilitate the extension of the cemetery on Holme Road.
Keyland Developments owns the adjacent site to Market Weighton cemetery which originally formed part of a treatment works but has not been operational for some 40 years. Various options for the site have been explored and as part of these proposals Keyland offered to gift, for £1, half an acre of its own land to the town council to enable it to extend the cemetery. No development plans are currently in place but Keyland has honoured its intention to assist the council. Ryan Unsworth, development manager for Keyland Developments, said; “We became aware of the requirement for more land to extend the cemetery and we are pleased to have supported the town in meeting these needs.” Market Weighton mayor, councillor Peter Hemmerman, added: “I am delighted that negotiations with Keyland Developments have resulted in an extension for our cemetery at a relatively small cost to the council tax payer.”