Save Hopwas Wood, Staffordshire

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Hopwas Woods, also known as Hopwas Hayes Wood, is an ancient woodland which is situated in the Lichfield District, Staffordshire. Currently it is owned by Tarmac and the Ministry of Defence. Recently shock plans have been revealed to chop down Hopwas Woods to make way for a massive quarry.

The quarry would be the size of 17 football pitches and would destroy the thriving woodland which is enjoyed by thousands every year, which include walkers, cyclists and runners.

The area is listed by the SPNR as a large 'primeval forest' and 'a good place for plants which frequent woody places' as well as birds and insects. It is also important for a number of protected species such as otter and grass snake.

The scheme was revealed in a document called the new Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire 2015-2030. At the moment Staffordshire County Council is reviewing the plan.  

This petition is to prove how the demolishment of this woodland would have an impact on so many people and the wildlife. 

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