A new burial ground could be coming to green belt land in Whitefield.

If plans are approved, the Old Hall Lane site would provide allocated burial spots with 11 parking spaces just down the road from Machzikei Hadass Cemetery and Philips Park Jewish Cemetery.

Applicants Greenfield MP Ltd suggest this would help meet demand for additional burial plots in the area.

Planning papers note that burial grounds are considered acceptable developments on green belt land.

Meanwhile a lost "jewel" is set to reopen to the public after being hidden away for 12 years. 

Built between 1824 and 1832, Heaton Park’s Orangery last opened to the public in 2012, and is now in such poor condition it is on the Heritage at Risk Register.

But new plans show the council wants to bring it back to life, by refurbishing it into a function room and dining space.

The Grade-I listed Orangery needs new flooring, a full redecoration, new doors, upgraded toilets, and a full overhaul of the electrical and heating systems, Manchester City Council says.

The project is part of the £2.1m joint investment between the authority and Historic England.