United Kingdom: Ancient woodlands under threat from new planning laws, campaigners warn

Guardian: More than 200 ancient woodlands are currently under threat from development, and many more could be at risk without changes to the proposed planning reforms, campaigners are warning. The Woodland Trust said 630 ancient woods had been threatened by development such as quarries and roads in the past decade, with 111 sites lost in 10 years due to weaknesses in planning policy, and 225 still under threat. New maps from the trust show dozens of woodlands dating back more than 400 years at risk around......

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