Brighton & Hove City Council’s Bereavement Services team has created a new natural burial cemetery located near the Lawn Memorial Cemetery on Warren Road, Woodingdean.
Created in response to demand for a natural burial option, the new two-acre Woodland Valley cemetery overlooks the South Downs, and has been chosen for its natural beauty with carefully selected plants suitable for the existing environment.
There will be approximately 1,800 burial plots available and while each grave will be marked only with an unobtrusive ground level metal plaque, small wooden memorials and wildflowers will also be available to personalise graves.
Green Councillor Leo Littman, responsible for Life Events for Brighton & Hove City Council, said:
“The plans for Woodland Valley are sensitive to the changing needs of people in the city and to the environment.
“The location offers a tranquil place to be calm and remember loved ones. The area is already an attractive location and will grow even more beautiful over time as the woodland grows to maturity.
“It is an honour to be involved in helping to improve choice for people in need of bereavement services.”
Prices start at £1,250 for a single plot. Only bio-degradable coffins are permitted. The area will be open during existing daytime cemetery hours.
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