Woodland up for sale
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.
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