Campaign to protect a Bristol woodland's public access

People in Stapleton, Bristol, are campaigning to preserve public access to 14 acres of privately-owned riverside land.

More than 80 documents have been submitted to Bristol City Council in a bid to give the land, called Grove Wood, a protected town green status.

An inquiry began on Monday into whether there is enough evidence to protect the land from development.

The Snuff Mills Action Group chairman said it wanted to protect the woods.

Steve Micklewood said the campaign aimed to preserve the "right to enjoy the wood".

Mr Micklewood said it had "over 30 people willing to give evidence" that it was an area well used by the public for local recreation.

The BBC has tried to contact the landowner, Lord Houshang Jafari, but has not received a reply.

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