Site Adjacent to East Ham Cemetery

East Ham, London, E6 3QG


Property Type Investment
Availability For Sale
Size 10064 sqft
Energy Performance Rating N/A

Residential Development Opportunity with Planning Permission


East Ham is a lively popular suburb situated within the London Borough of Newham. The district has an estimated population of approximately 76,000 alongside a primary catchment population of 220,000. East Ham is conveniently located between Barking and the City of London with easy access to the West End, London City Airport, the Olympic Stadium, Westfield Stratford and the O2 Arena. East Ham benefits from excellent road communications with the A13 situated within close proximity to the south and the A406 (North Circular Road) to the east. Both the District and the Hammersmith & City Underground Lines can be accessed via East Ham Underground Station offering regular services to Stratford (15 mins) and Liverpool Street Station (20 mins). There are numerous bus routes in the local vicinity. The site is situated at the end of Marlow Road and at the entrance to the cemetery. Adjoining the site to the east are the rear gardens of houses along Sandford Road and to the north the rear gardens of houses along Masterman Road. Neighbouring the site to the west and south lies the cemetery which is now near to full capacity. Accordingly few burials now take place. Beyond the cemetery road is the main cemetery consisting of grave plots.


  • Located in East Ham in the London Borough of Newham
  • The site is within a densely populated residential area
  • Planning permission for six dwelling houses and two flats


The site is currently occupied by the Lodge of the East Ham Cemetery. This is a four bedroom dwelling house with ancillary garden, garage and outbuildings, an adjacent maintenance yard and the first section of the cemetery access road.  The lodge has historically been used for a live in caretaker at the cemetery. This is no longer required by the operator of the cemetery.

The site occupies 0.23 of an acre.


Planning permission was granted on the 17th April 2018 (18/00130/FUL) for the demolition of an existing detached house and the erection of six dwelling houses and two flats comprising of the following mix:

Accommodation GIA (m2) Description
1 x 2 bedroom 75 Wheelchair adaptable flat (single storey ground floor)
1 x 2 bedroom 79 Maisonette flat (1st & 2nd floor)
1 x 2 bedroom 89 Dwelling (2 storeys)
5 x 3 bedroom 126.5 Dwelling (3 storeys)

The planning permission requires the existing main entrance to the cemetery to be reconfigured to act as a combined entrance to the terrace of new housing and the cemetery beyond. The dwellings are to be sited along the northern side of the existing cemetery access road and to include designated residents car parking spaces including soft landscaping along the southern side. A further set of gates will be located at the western end of the site to separate the cemetery. A portion of the adjacent land is to be developed as greenspace and includes a section of the redundant maintenance yard.

No affordable housing provision is required and the planning consent is not subject to any Section 106 obligation. The development will be subject to Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) with the London Borough of Newham and the Mayor of London. All interested parties are to make their own enquiries regarding CIL liabilities.  For information on Newham’s CIL please see: and Mayor of London’s CIL

For further information including planning and legal documentation please visit our website and London Borough of Newham


Offers are invited in excess of £1,000,000 (subject to contract).

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