Speaking up for the countryside over road
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Northop link road will 'devastate' woodland

Proposals for a new dual carriageway in Flintshire threatens Leadbrook Wood near Northop, an ancient woodland believed to have been in place since Roman times.

The road, predicted to cost £280m, is designed to tackle congestion around the notorious Queensferry A494 bottleneck, and will be built through 138 acres of farmland.

The Welsh Government promises mitigation measures and new tree-planting to account for the loss of wooded areas.

Robert Hodgkinson, whose 150-acre organic farm borders the forest, said the impact will be devastating.

  • 21 Mar 2018
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