As an update negotiations with Lambeth Council over the funding and governance of the cemetery, have further progressed recently. An internal Council committee has approved a 9-year capital investment plan for its cemeteries (i.e. Lambeth and Streatham cemeteries as well as Norwood) of up to £15 million. This includes the element of hoped for HLF funding as regards the conservation and enhancement of Norwood.
There is still much work to do in ensuring that parallel progress is been made with other vital aspects of the process needed to ensure a successful outcome to any HLF bid. Difficult yet crucial issues, notably governance and grave re-use (‘lift-and-deepen’), remain subjects of detailed consultation and debate with Council officers.