Babbs Mill Lake

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Babbs Mill Lake
Kingshurst - Kingshurst Lake.jpg
Location Kingfisher Country Park, Kingshurst area, Solihull
Coordinates 52°29′14″N 1°45′30″W / 52.48722°N 1.75833°W / 52.48722; -1.75833Coordinates: 52°29′14″N 1°45′30″W / 52.48722°N 1.75833°W / 52.48722; -1.75833
Type reservoir
Basin countries United Kingdom

Babbs Mill Lake is a man-made lake located in the Kingfisher Country Park in the Kingshurst area of Solihull, England. The lake was created as a balancing feature in times of flooding from the River Cole which is located nearby.

The lake gives its name to Babbs Mill Park, which was created to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. It was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2002.[1][2][3]

In March 2016, Solihull Council's planning committee approved a scheme to build 52 houses on land amounting to approximately seven per cent of the reserve.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Babbs Mill Local Nature Reserve". Solihull Parks Directory. Archived from the original on 24 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Babbs Mill". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Map of Babbs Mill". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 
  4. ^ Belcher, Annette (4 Mar 2016). "Anger at loss of part of Solihull nature reserve". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 15 August 2016.