Wood­land up for sale

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

EVER fan­cied own­ing your own wood?

Nabb’s Quarry Wood, in Wild­boar­clough, has been put up for sale with an £8,000 price tag.

The 0.44 hectare site – about half the size of a football pitch – is be­ing sold by the Peak Dis­trict Na­tional Park Au­thor­ity which is off-load­ing six woodlands in or­der to save money.

Jane Chap­man, as­sis­tant di­rec­tor at the Peak Dis­trict Na­tional Park Au­thor­ity, said it is time to re­turn the nat­u­ral as­sets to the com­mu­nity.

She said: “Hav­ing es­tab­lished or im­proved these woods – then pro­tected and main­tained them over many years, we have ful­filled our pri­mary ob­jec­tive as a na­tional park. We now want to re­turn these nat­u­ral as­sets to the com­mu­nity, as we are re­duc­ing our li­a­bil­i­ties at a time of bud­get re­duc­tions and would like to make the best pos­si­ble use of the re­sources we have. The sales will al­low us to fo­cus on the pro­tec­tion, im­prove­ment and main­te­nance of our re­main­ing woodlands.’

The land is re­claimed quarry land ac­quired in 1975. Un­der the terms of the sale the area is to be kept as wood­land and ac­tiv­i­ties such as paint­balling and mo­tor sports are not al­lowed.

●● Nabb’s Quarry Wood

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