New Cemetery in Leverstock Green
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.
Plans have been published and work on Phase 1 which occupies part of the field to the left of the Bunkers Park access road is well under way. It will take up approximately half of this field and discussion has taken place on the feasibility of including a crematorium in the remaining area (yellow on the map below). This has been approved in principle but, as of September 2019, no plans have been submitted. Work on the cemetery should be completed in early 2020 but the site is unlikely to be used until 2021 or 2022.
LGVA does not intend to object to this plan but we will be looking for agreeable landscaping, screening and a metalled access road extending all the way into the Bunkers Park car park.
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 undetermined leisure use.
The following link is to the DBC Planning Portal. Click on 'Search Planning Applications' then enter ‘Cemetery’. There are several entries relating to this development.