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Hampstead Heath dams project approved by City of London Corporation

PUBLISHED: 17:19 09 June 2014

A pond on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A pond on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

The Hampstead Heath dams project has been rubber-stamped by the City of London Corporation.

The £15million scheme, which will see dams raised by up to 5.6metres, was approved this afternoon by the Corporation’s Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood and Queen’s Park Committee.

Opponents of the project, led by the Heath and Hampstead Society, are now expected to launch a legal challenge.

They say the City, which has been the Heath’s custodian since 1989, will “permanently disfigure” the cherished landscape if the plans are not stopped.

Read more in the Ham&High on Thursday.

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