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Woodford Park Lake Consultation

Submitted on 15 March 2017 by Kevin Murray

Lake Restoration Project

Over the past year the Council has been working on a project to improve Woodford Park lake and its environs. We have appointed landscape architects LandShape Design and carried out various surveys on the water quality, surrounding trees and wildlife in and around the lake. 

We now have an improvement plan which includes the following;

  • Reduce overshading trees and hedging at the eastern end
  • Reduce levels of silt
  • Reinforce eroded banks with marginal planting
  • Utilise the silt to create reed beds and an area for native flowering plants
  • Create a platform and boardwalk through the new wildlife habitat
  • Improve the pathways and seating around the lake
  • Return the fenced wooded area at the western end of the lake back to the park


We have been carrying out consultation with residents through our annual residents survey, online on our website and through on site consultation days held in April. The comments from this consultation can be viewed below. If you would like to make any comments about the project proposals please contact us or return a consultation questionnaire. We are also looking to include volunteers wherever possible so if you are interested in knowing more about the project or how to get involved, please get in touch.


Click to below to view the plan

Lake Restoration - Master Plan
View of boardwalk area
View of western end of lake
Lake Consultation Questionnaire
Comments from Consultation

Consultation questionnaires can be returned by email to admin@woodley.gov.uk or by post to the Council Offices in the Oakwood Centre.