PROTECT  THE  HAMPSTEAD  HEATH   PONDS                     PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

  PUBLIC  DOCUMENTS  ABOUT  THE  PLANS   FOR  THE PONDS

 TIMETABLE OF THE WORKS

Note that 'wider public consulation' took place in August and September 2013 when many people will be on holiday. Similarly  'Determination of Detailed Planning Application' is scheduled for August 2014, again in the middle of the holiday season.

Tests were made on this dam in the Autumn of 2012 by a company called Willowstick because the Supervising Engineer (A. K. Hughes of Atkins Ltd) thought there might be a leak. The Willowstick report stated: on page 5 in the Executive Summary: "The ECD model indicates there is very little seepage through the embankment ...There is no evidence of concentrated or excess seepage through or beneath the embankment." 

REPORT ON HAMPSTEAD No. 1 POND AS A RESULT OF AN INSPECTION MADE UNDER THE RESERVOIRS ACT 1975

Source: City of London
January 2013

REPORT ON HIGHGATE No. 2 POND AS A RESULT OF AN INSPECTION MADE UNDER THE RESERVOIRS ACT 1975

REPORT ON HIGHGATE No. 3 POND AS A RESULT OF AN  INSPECTION MADE UNDER THE RESERVOIRS ACT 1975

Author: Black & Veatch Ltd:
 23 July 2007

Author: Willowstick and Atkins Ltd
  September 2012

Author: Black & Veatch Ltd:
 23 July 2007

This is the Model Boating Pond. The report concludes in para 15.7: "The dam is currently in sound condition" although the report recommended a number of maintenance operations which presumably have already  been carried out.

ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE SUPERVISING ENGINEER
 2012, 2011 and 2010

Author: Aecom Ltd:
November 2010

HAMPSTEAD HEATH RESERVOIRS PEER REVIEW 2010

The annual report on the state of each of the Heath Ponds for 2010, 2011 and 2012 can be found on the City of London's web site..

Author: A. K. Hughes and Atkins Ltd
  October or November 2012, 2011 2010

This report begins: "There is currently no statutory obligation in terms of reservoir safety. for the proposed works to be carried out at the present time." It goes on to state: "No specific concerns about the dams are noted..."

TEST ON THE MEN'S BATHING POND SHOWS NO LEAK

This is the Men's Bathing Pond which is the second from the bottom of the Highgate chain. The report concludes in para 15.7 "The dam is currently in sound condition."

Author: Black & Veatch Ltd:
 23 July 2007

This is the official inspection of the last Pond of the Hampstead chain of ponds near East Heath Road and South End Green which is carried out every 10 years.  In para 10.2  it states: "There is very little risk of a major breach from Pond No. 3 into Pond No.2 or from Pond No 2 into Pond No.1 as the difference in water levels is only 0.6 metre.  It is noted that the upstream face of Pond No. 2 is sheet piled which will limit the development of a breach. The general conclusion stated in para 15.7: "The reservoir is currently in sound condition."

CITY 'S OWN SURVEYS SHOW UP THREATS
TO THE HEATH FROM WORK TO THE PONDS

These are eight surveys commissioned by the City of London on environmental issues which the City claims are relevant to the ponds project. Most  were completed in the Autumn of 2013 but   none were made public until April 2014. They are listed below and can be downloaded as pdf files from the links below. Some files may not display immediately because they are very long are cointain lots  of images.

Source: City of London
May 2014

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