The future of our cemeteries

Camberwell New - Area D1 burial area

Background

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

Process

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 requires enlarging the existing ‘glade’ area; this has been 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 new 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 required 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 removed memorials will be kept in safe storage for at least twelve months, during which time relatives will have the opportunity to reclaim them.

Current status

Planning permission was granted in October 2015.

Faculty permission was received from the Diocese of Southwark in February 2017.

Construction on-site is now under way.

Next stage

The area will be ready for burials by winter 2018/19.

You can find out more by downloading the files below or view our Cemetery FAQ page.

Page last updated: 12 October 2017