However, the company in question, Lafarge Tarmac, said the quarry would cover only a fifth of the wood.
That's like a child nicking a large piece of birthday cake and whining that they didn't eat it all.
A spokesman for the Trust's director of conservation, said it regarded the plans as the "largest threat to a single ancient woodland site in England that the charity has seen in its 42-year history". Historical woodland covered only 2% of Britain and often contained rare and threatened species.
So once again greed rises like an angry snake. People are putting profits before the long term importance of the environment for society.
We live close to many woods, although I don't know how old they are. Amongst the trees, no traffic sound intrudes. Birdcall and the occasional glimpse of a squirrel or rabbit delights the senses. I'd hate to see every part of the natural land cleared. How about you?