The future of our cemeteries

Camberwell New - Area D1 burial area


Creation of approximately 121 burial plots by bring a currently unused area of Camberwell New Cemetery into use as a new burial area


Some minor land modelling to the existing ground levels is required to prepare the area for burial plots and a new pathway will make the area more easily accessible for visitors.

The scheme will require enlarging the existing ‘glade’ area; this will be achieved by clearing some of the existing shrub vegetation and the removal of 23 trees.

To enhance the current nature conservation & biodiversity value of the area we will plant at least 25 trees, including native species, with additional native shrub planting and wildflower meadows.  The wider woodland surrounding the glade will be retained, including those trees on the boundary of One Tree Hill boundary.

The scheme requires the removal of some public memorials for which there are no records of ownership. In accordance with current legislation notices have been displayed in the cemetery to alert any visiting relatives. All cleared memorials will be kept in safe storage for three months, during which time relatives will have the opportunity to reclaim them.

Current status

Planning permission was granted in October 2015.

Faculty permission has been received from the Diocese of Southwark.

Next stage

The next stage is construction. You can find out more by downloading the files below or view our Cemetery FAQ page.

Last updated: 23 June 2017