Re-use of graves in London – statutory provisions

Practical aspects and limitations on reusing graves in London


The lack of burial space in London was identified in Planning for Burial Space in London, a report published in August 1997 by the London Planning Advisory Committee, (LPAC). In 2001, the Eighth Report of the Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs argued for the introduction of legislation to enable re-use of graves, and concluded: “… we trust that, now Ministerial minds have been focused on the subject of cemetery services, this situation will begin to change.”

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