PLANNERS are expected to give the go-ahead this week to a plan to bring back a lake to Greenhead Park.
The ambitious scheme is one on the main planks in a multi-million-pound project to restore the large Huddersfield park to its former glory.
The ornamental lake is seen as a vital feature.
It is believed the original lake was filled in back in the 1950s.
The new plans – which goes before Kirklees Council’s Huddersfield planning sub-committee on Thursday – will see the lake dug out of what is now a large grassed area filled with trees, near the boundary with Park Drive.
Councillors will be asked to approve the lake scheme, as well as work to create a series of terraces around the water.
There have been some concerns over safety of the lake and worries that it will attract vandals, but these look set to be rejected by councillors.
A report to the committee says: “The proposals are considered to be acceptable in preserving and enhancing the character of the park and the wider conservation area.
“It is estimated the lake was filled in in the late 1950s and currently has the appearance of a flat grassed area with several trees.
“It is a plan which will enhance the character of the park by reinstating a historical feature.
“The proposals would preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the park.”
Other plans for the park include restoring the Victorian splendour of the conservatory, replacing iron railings around the perimeter and forming a children’s play area.