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This includes looking at the suitability of major planning developments like waste disposal sites and mineral extraction, We also oversee the disposal of domestic rubbish at waste disposal sites.

New flood defence project helps both people and wildlife

Gill Heath

Staffordshire’s leading nature conservation charity is helping protect communities and create new wildlife habitats by tackling flooding and improving water quality through its ‘Nature’s Flood Defence’ project. The project, led by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, Warwickshire County Council and the Environment Agency, aims to help protect people from flooding and create ...

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Cannock Chase consultation extended

Consultation on how best to look after Cannock Chase’s natural habitats is to be extended. The initial six-week consultation will be lengthened by a further three weeks to accommodate public interest and now close on August 14th. People, groups and organisations with an interest in Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land are being asked their views ...

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Successful applicants identified for countryside estate management

The first groups to manage and maintain parts of Staffordshire County Council’s countryside estate have been chosen. Subject to approval and agreement, Heath Hayes and Wimblebury Parish Council will take on the management and maintenance of Wimblebury Mound picnic area, while another group, which will be named in due course, will take on the management and maintenance of Consall Nature ...

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Have your say on keeping Cannock Chase special

Users of Cannock Chase are invited to get involved in deciding how best to look after the area’s natural habitats. Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Special Area of Conservation and are used by visitors to walk dogs, ride bikes or horses and explore the wildlife. ...

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Summer opening hours at recycling centres

Waste recycling centre

Staffordshire County Council’s household waste recycling centres are open for longer for residents tackling jobs around the house. All 14 of the county’s sites have moved on to their summer timetable and will be open on May’s bank holidays, as well as their usual opening hours for all kinds of garden and household bits and pieces. Clive Thomson, Staffordshire County ...

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Clear-up operation of illegally dumped commercial waste ends

Madeley Heath after

Hundreds of tonnes of illegally dumped commercial waste have been cleared from the countryside. Staffordshire County Council, working with the Forestry Commission and Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, coordinated the removal from a car park and public footpath at Gladings Wood, Madeley Heath, west of Newcastle. An excavator loaded 15 lorries over three days to take away 175 tonnes of rubbish for ...

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Pair receive permanent injunction for unlawful waste site

Breaking News

A high court injunction order has been served on an operative and landowner of an unlawful waste site in Staffordshire – prohibiting them from importing or processing material there. Staffordshire County Council served interim injunction order on the two men in November 2016. This latest ruling means that the order is now permanent, and means no material can be brought ...

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£70m regional partnership to create 700 jobs

IC5 Keel

Seven hundred jobs are set to be created and over 1,000 businesses supported as a result of a £70m research-led collaboration led by one UK’s top universities. Keele University will work in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust to deliver ...

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New recycling centre ready to open

A new £1.5 million permanent household waste recycling centre will open next week. The development has been built on brownfield land off Dove Way, Uttoxeter, to replace the town’s previous permanent site at Pennycroft Lane after landowners East Staffordshire District Council earmarked it for housing. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Communities and the Environment, said: “The new ...

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Plan to manage Staffordshire’s mineral resources and protect communities takes a step closer


Plans to protect local communities and the environment during future quarrying in Staffordshire have been approved by an independent inspector on behalf of the Secretary of State. The Minerals Local Plan shows how local communities and the environment will be protected and where sand, gravel and other minerals will come from over the next 15 years. The Plan follows a ...

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