Trust urges action to save PAWS woods from quarry plan

A proposed quarry extension in Wiltshire would "devastate" surrounding ancient woodland, the Woodland Trust has warned.

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Raymond Brown Minerals and Recycling has submitted an application to Wiltshire Council to extend Brickworth Quarry southeast of Salisbury which will encroach on surrounding woods. These are designated as Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS), supporting a variety of species.

"Ancient woodland is clearly not the right place to undertake any form of quarrying activity and these proposed extensions would be devastating for local wildlife," the trust said on its website.

Wiltshire Council is allowing comments on the proposals up to today (4 November).

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