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GRAVE SPACE SHORTAGE IN LONDON

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A report by the London Planning Advisory Committee claims that London is running out of room to bury its dead and t...
A report by the London Planning Advisory Committee claims that London is running out of room to bury its dead and that legislation allowing the selective re-use of graves is needed.

The Financial Times (p8) reports that a further measure would be to limit burial rights of individuals who lease plots for 50 years instead of the maximum of 100 years permitted by present legislation for local authority cemeteries.

The paper says that the space problem is worst in the city of London, Hackney, Islington, Lewisham, Kensington and Chelsea and Tower Hamlets, where families frequently have to search outside the boroughs for burial spaces.
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