New Cemetery and Crematorium in Leverstock Green (Updated June 2020)
Some time ago LGVA was informed that a new cemetery was required in Dacorum as the existing one at Woodwells has almost reached capacity. We were told that it would be sited in Leverstock Green, adjacent to the entrance to Bunkers Park. We were later informed that a crematorium may be added on land adjacent to the cemetery.
The cemetery site is now complete with an access road, admin building, car park, roadways, etc and an imposing gate. It has been attractively laid out with grass, shrubs and trees. It will probably come in to use next year when Woodwells is finally full.
Plans have now been published for the crematorium. It will consist of a single storey building and is expected to hold 40 cremations a week. Access will be through the cemetery from the Bunkers Park access road and there will be parking for 140 cars. There is no date set for commencement of work on the crematorium.
The plans can be viewed by entering reference number 20/01355/MFA here - https://planning.dacorum.gov.uk/publicaccess/
Any comments or objections should be sent to The Lead Planning Officer, Development Management, Dacorum Borough Council, The Forum, HP1 1DN, by 30th June, quoting the above planning reference.
The following are plans and simulated photographs of the proposed crematorium.
The future of the field to the right of the access road is uncertain but for the immediate future it will remain as open land, forming a barrier between housing and the cemetery. Plans for the tennis club to occupy this field have been dropped and, if developed at all, it will be for as yet undetermined leisure use.