Carter Planning has assisted Brookwood Cemetery with proposals to remediate and landscape an area of land covering almost 2 hectares in the Surrey Green Belt to provide more plots for future burials.
Brookwood Cemetery first opened in 1854 and was at one time the largest cemetery in the world. Today, it continues to be the largest cemetery in Western Europe and since its opening, approximately 250,000 people have been laid to rest within the beautiful grounds. The cemetery is listed a Grade I site in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
Brookwood Cemetery was conceived by the London Necropolis Company in 1849 to house London’s deceased, at a time when the capital was finding it difficult to accommodate its increasing population of living and dead.
Brookwood was originally accessible by rail from a special station, the London Necropolis Railway Station, next to Waterloo Station in Central London.
The Cemetery also contains the Brookwood Military Cemetery which covers 15 hectares and includes the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom and the Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial.