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Hopwas Wood: Anger over quarry plan in Domesday Book landscape

Plans to turn an area of ancient woodland mentioned in the Domesday Book into a quarry have angered conservationists in Staffordshire.

The plans for Hopwas Wood near Tamworth have been submitted by Lafarge Tarmac to the county council.

Austin Brady, of the Woodland Trust, said such woodlands were irreplaceable, adding that "turning this into a hole in the ground is bad for everybody".

The company said the quarry would cover only a fifth of the wood.

Robert Pigott reports.

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