‘A high price to pay’: Reservoir plans approved despite loss of 14ha of ancient woodland

Proposals for a new reservoir that is intended to hold 8,700 million litres of water and supply up to 21 million litres each day have been given the go-ahead by councillors, after planning officers concluded that “wholly exceptional reasons” justified the loss of nearly 14 hectares (ha) of ancient woodland.

by Jamie Carpenter

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