Major improvements are planned for south Fylde’s main cemetery to ensure there are enough burial plots for the future.
Councillors last week approved £80,000 to resurface the potholed main drive and existing pathways at Lytham Park Cemetery – but also to plan extending pathways to allow more use of land for graves.
The cemetery already has enough land for new graves but new pathways are needed to allow hearses and mourners onto the ground.
Coun Cheryl Little, Fylde Council cabinet member for social wellbeing, said: “Shortage of burial plots is a national problem and one that we have to avoid in Fylde.
“Our cemetery has plenty of space but we need to plan the pathway infrastructure to open up existing land at the back.
“We already have enough space for graves to last about five years.
“Extra burial spaces at the rear will give us another 10 years’ supply if we start preparing now.
“Part of the £80,000 will be spent on drawing up plans to prepare the infrastructure for the future.”
The plans come after it was revealed, earlier this year, work would take place to build a children’s memorial garden.
Work on resurfacing the main drive and existing pathways is expected to start within months.