Diocese approves council’s plan to create burial spaces in Camberwell cemeteries

1 March 2017

Southwark Council has been granted approval from the Diocese of Southwark to pursue plans to create burial spaces in Camberwell Old Cemetery and Camberwell New Cemetery.

The council, which faces a shortage in burial plots, is now permitted to commence plans to create burial spaces on consecrated land, which the Diocese presides over.

Councillor Ian Wingfield, cabinet member for environment and public realm, said: “We are delighted that the Diocese has approved our plans to create more burial spaces in Southwark. Local people will now continue to have the choice to be buried locally, rather than being forced to pay higher costs for burials outside of the borough.

"Throughout this process, we’ve listened to residents and done our best to balance the need to create new burial plots in the cemetery with the need to protect its natural environment. With plans to improve the cemetery’s landscaping, plant new trees as well as improve the biodiversity, I’m confident that we will achieve this.”

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