Saturday, 1 November 2014

Hopwas Woods saved from quarrying threat

A large part of Hopwas Woods - the size of 44 football pitches – has been under threat of destruction for the creation of a sand and gravel quarry.  (For those not familiar with the location, it’s on the Coventry canal near Tamworth and Fazeley Junction).

There was a massive adverse reaction from the public, locals of course as well as organisations such as the Woodland Trust.  I’ve just had an email from the Woodland Trust to say the plan’s been dropped, thank goodness!

Here’s the story -

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't aware of it being under threat, but it IS good news that the plan has been dropped - we boated through there in September and thought how lovely it was. Cheers, Marilyn and David (nb Waka Huia)