Hampstead Heath dam proposals under fire from local residents

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Hampstead Heath dam proposals under fire from local residents
13th August 2014

An 11,000 signature petition was submitted on Monday protesting against plans for heavy building work in the natural beauty spot. James Banks reports from Hampstead Heath with details of the proposed dams.



Marc Hutchinson of the Heath and Hampstead Society explains the charity's objection to the building plans which they describe as an 'extreme and irrational proposal'.


Mark Barclay, local swimmer, shares his concern about the felling of 162 trees on Hampstead Heath, deemed 'not important' by Camden Council, to make way for construction work.


Rachael Douglas, Chair of the Mixed Pond Association, questions why Hampstead's ponds are held to a higher standard of safety than aircraft and bridges.


Bob Warnock, Superintendent of Hampstead Heath, argues that the propsed building work on the Heath is necessary and that landscaping is 'at the heart' of the project.

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