Well true but they are not making it easy on themselves either. One of the documents is the consultation report from last year. The executive summary still makes good reading:
The majority of respondents oppose the use of Area B for burial and instead would prefer the site to be developed into a green open space for community use. As a result, few respondents commented on specific elements of the layout.
Many respondents used this consultation as an opportunity to comment of the overarching Cemetery Strategy.
Many respondents are concerned about the sustainability of inner city burial and the possibility of the council extending Camberwell New Cemetery into other local green spaces. Some are also concerned about the Cemetery Strategy’s recommendation for re-use, either because of religious reasons or out of respect for the dead.
There is some support for new footpaths as well as upgrades to existing footpaths and the car park. Some respondents would like a new footpath in Area B to link up to Honor Oak Park to provide an additional pedestrian access route through the area.
A small number of respondents suggested that burial could be provided in Area B in ways which would allow Area B to develop into a natural green space that could also be used by the community. Smaller unobtrusive monuments and a more relaxed approach to managing grasses and plants in this area could be employed to create a meadow burial space. This option could be explored as a way to balance the needs of the borough with the views of local residents.
There is a strong desire for Area B to be developed into some form of green natural open space.
The council should engage a broader group of residents about its Cemetery Strategy and the implications of the strategy.
It would seem that only the access path part of this has been taken forward. The engagement part certainly hasn't. The meadow option is also recommended by the bat survey report - but this isn't the proposed option even though that would be some compromise at least.