Second phase of HS2 sees 23% more ancient woodland loss

Ten woods across Staffordshire will bear the brunt of 10.5ha loss of ancient woodland as HS2 reveals compensatory efforts

Bluebell flowers in woodland
The loss of ancient woodland, particularly in Whitmore wood, remains a problem for The Woodlands Trust

Up to 10.5 hectares of ancient woodland will be lost under current proposals for the second phase of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link between West Midlands and Crewe.

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