UPDATES: Cheshire East Council - Poynton Pool Spillway Improvements

Published: 07 June 2023

The Town Council has been notified that Cheshire East Council are planning to carry out safety improvements works to Poynton Pool.

See details of the proposal here. 

View Cheshire East's responses to the questions asked at the public forum on 17th October 2022 on the Spillway Improvement Consultation 

Please click here to read Poynton Town Council's response to the consultation.

View Poynton Town Council’s response to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Poynton Pool reservoir flood resilience improvement scheme.




The following information has been provided be Cheshire East Council in response to Freedom of Information requests.

01. Poynton Lake Section 10 report 2005_Redacted (1)

02. Poynton Final Section 10 Report August 2016 Rev A_Redacted

03. Poynton Final 10(6) Certificate issue C_Redacted

04. Poynton Lake Bat Surveys Report_FINAL_combined_Redacted

05. Poynton Lake PEA Report_FINAL combined_Redacted

06. Poynton Tree Survey Report_ISSUE_Redacted

07. Poynton Tree Plan 1 with numbers_Redacted 14.11

08. Poynton Tree Plan 2 with numbers_Redacted14.11

09. BRJ10627_TOPO_3D_001_Sheet 1_Redacted

10. BRJ10627_TOPO_3D_001_Sheet 2_Redacted

11. BRJ10627_TOPO_3D_001_Sheet 3_Redacted

12. BRJ10627_TOPO_3D_001_Sheet 4_Redacted

13. BRJ10627_TOPO_3D_001_Sheet 5_Redacted

14. BRJ10627 -J470-DOC-001-02 Poynton spillway (Final)_C_Redacted 14.11

15. BRJ10627-J470-DOC-002-01 Spillway 3C Supplement_issue_Redacted 14.11

16. Poynton_FloodStudy_D02_Redacted (1) 

17. Supervising Engineer's Report 2019

18. Supervising Engineer's Report 2020

19. Supervising Engineer's Report 2021

20. Supervising Engineer's Report 2022 


13th December 2022

Poynton Town Council have recently instructed an independent reservoir engineer to provide an opinion on the Spillway Improvements proposed by Cheshire East.
The Engineer visited the site and met with representatives from the Town Council, Friends of Poynton Pool and the Flood Working Group and provided an initial report to the Town Council.
Following receipt of the inspection reports and options papers from Cheshire East for the Pool we have now asked the Engineer to review these additional documents and provide a further opinion on the proposed works. 

View the following documents below.  

Poynton Town Council Summary of Independent Engineer Report 

Report from JBA Consulting, Independent Reservoir Engineers instructed by the Town Council 


31st January 2023 

Poynton Town Council Commissioned Tree Survey

The Town Council have commissioned their own tree survey in relation to the Cheshire East Council Poynton Pool Spillway Improvement proposal. The survey was carried out before Christmas and now the report can be viewed here.

Poynton Pool Tree Survey

Tree Valuation Report

The Town Council continue to work closely with ‘Friends of Poynton Pool’ in relation to this proposal.


8th Feb 2023

Read the Friends of Poynton Pool Press Release here. 


5th May 2023


Cheshire East Council have now made a decision on the Environment Impact Screening Assessment. The details of the decision can be found here:



7th June 2023 


Spokespeople from the Town Council and Friends of Poynton Pool made representations to the Cheshire East Economy and Growth Committee on the 6th June. We raised a number of concerns and asked detailed questions regarding the basis for the proposals. The questions raised can be found here. We hope that officers from Cheshire East will now respond to these detailed technical questions and agree to carry out further investigations.