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 The works will cover 31.44 hectares of the Heath

SOME OR ALL THE PONDS MAY HAVE TO BE DRAINED

THE HEATH SWIMMERS ARE LIKELY TO LOSE THEIR PONDS FOR MORE THAN A YEAR

HEAVY LORRIES WILL BE DRIVING ACROSS THE HEATH

THE ROAR OF  BUILDING WORK WILL ECHO FAR AND WIDE

THE DISRUPTION  MAY GO ON  FOR YEARS

Source: Atkins, published under the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Designs and Patent Act 1988

PROTECT  THE  HAMPSTEAD  HEATH  PONDS

Only the representative of the Heath & Hampstead Society spoke and voted against the proposals which include authorisation to employ a private security firm to keep order in case of protests. Three other committees have since rubber stamped the project.

The Court of Common Council, which is supposed to run the City of London Corporation, will not even bother to  vote. The use of an "Urgency" procedure will by-pass them .

The Hampstead Heath Management Committee gave the go-ahead for the ruination of Hampstead Heath at a meeting on Tuesday 20 January 2015

The project cost has risen ten times to an estimated £21.2 million compared with the original estimate of £2.1 million published in the minutes of the Heath Management Committee on 27 July 2009. £3.2 million has already been spent with no work yet done. The consultants Atkins are asking for another £400,000 which is being "negotiated."

Camden Council Development Control Committee meeting voted by a majority of six to three with two abstentions to accept the City of London's ponds planning application. About 100 of the 12,608 opponents of the project attended the meeting. Five committee members did not attend.

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