Chislehurst's Kemnal Park Cemetery undergoing development works to improve site for community and businesses

PUBLISHED: 12:19 04 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:19 04 April 2017

Kemnal Park Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, in Chislehurst Photo credit: Tamlyn Jones

Kemnal Park Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, in Chislehurst Photo credit: Tamlyn Jones


The park manager has claimed they are doing "everything possible" to make sure wildlife and the public are safe on the 55 acre site

Kemnal Park Cemetery and Memorial Gardens in Chislehurst is currently undergoing a development operation aimed at improving the area for the local community and businesses.

The development work is being carried out in line with approvals from the lcoal authority, and management, designers and project consultatns are conscious of protecting the wildlife and general habitat at the 55 acre site. A spokesperson for the park stated that they are taking “every possible measure to ensure preservation of this unique area.”
To ensure public safety, the contractors have sealed off the area under development from the current operating area of the park, and several safety signs indicating safe routes through the publc footpaths have been installed.

Following a survey report from woodland specialists, Kemnal Park has plans for planting trees and shrubsto replace the ones removed during the developement project to allow the general woodland to grow as it opens the srea to both sunlight and rain.

Being located in the greenbelt, planting projects at Kemnal Park will adhere to some strict criteria to comply with the areas natural preservation requirements.

Commenting on the development plans, Frank Meilack, park manager, said: “Here at Kemnal Park we pride ourselves on not only taking care of people’s loved ones, but we are equally caring towards the local wildlife and all round general habitat.

“We will take every possible measure to protect the interest of the public as well as the environment.”

The development works should be finished by the end of autumn this year, and there wll be ongoing developments in the years to come. Plans of these further improvements to the local area can be obtained from Kemnal Park cemetery.

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