Aldborough Hall Nature Reserve
This nature reserve was created as a result of gravel excavation. The sand and gravel excavated to the rear of the Dick Turpin was found to be polluted and had to be returned.
In 2007 a planning application to vary the restoration conditions following gravel extraction at Aldborough Hall Farm to restore the land predominantly to nature conservation was approved. Excavation came to an end in 2011 – taking much longer than originally envisaged.
However, access to the north of the site is still curtailed by gravel extraction, set to continue for a further 12 years.
For the latest update on the Nature Reserve see here.
If you are out and about and taking note of the wildlife at the Nature Reserve, Fairlop Waters and Fairlop Plain please report you sightings on GIGL Greenspace information for Greater London.