Feature: New twist in four-year battle for Smithy Wood

Campaigners fear a plan to build a service station in ancient woods may open the door to similar developments. But their four-year battle has just taken a new twist. Chris Burn reports.

“If we fail, we fail the country. It just feels like the gates will open. It does feel so important to us.” Wildlife campaigners and developers are locked in a battle over the future of an ancient Yorkshire woodland which objectors fear could open the floodgates to similar sites being bulldozed.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/feature-new-twist-in-four-year-battle-for-smithy-wood-1-8465218

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