HDD co-ordinated and produced Technical Guidance on the Re-Use and Reclamation of Graves, working alongside the Cemetery Research Group (University of York) and the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management and the City of London Cemetery. The guidance was produced on behalf of the London Environment Directors Network (LEDNET) a co-ordinating body for London Local Authorities.
Burial Authorities in London have the legal capacity to re-use graves in certain defined circumstances. Re- use can only take place in certain conditions and following procedures prescribed by legislation. The 180 page fully illustrated report provides guidance on the application, methods and procedures of re-use.
The scope of this guidance extends to address:
The Guidance now provides a standard reference document for all London Local Authorities intending to pursue re-use.