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We’re responsible for the environmental issues that affect your quality of life.

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 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

Quarry

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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High court injunction order served on unlawful waste site operatives

Gill Heath

A high court interim injunction order has been served on two operatives of an unlawful waste site in Staffordshire – prohibiting them from importing or processing material there. Staffordshire County Council served the interim injunction order this week, meaning no material can be brought onto or processed at Oak Tree Farm at Slitting Mill near Rugeley. Waste material has been ...

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Charges to cover cost of recycling non-household waste

Rubble

Small charges to cover the cost of recycling non-household waste are being introduced on November 1st at Staffordshire’s household waste recycling centres. A big bag of soil and or rubble will cost £3; plasterboard will cost £4 per sheet, or big bag; and tyres will cost £4 each. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Environment and the Communities, ...

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People to have their say on protecting Cannock Chase’s natural habitat

heathland

People are being invited to have their say on the best ways to look after Cannock Chase’s natural habitat. Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land are much loved by visitors and tranquil areas to walk dogs, ride bikes or horses and explore the wildlife. They also lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a ...

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Wildlife habitat to be enhanced as part of major road scheme

A nature reserve and section of river in Stafford will be improved to create better wildlife habitats as part of wider works to build a new relief road. The habitat improvement at Doxey Marshes nature reserve, which is a Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) will involve lowering an area of land to create ideal wet-grassland nesting conditions for birds such ...

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Recycle for Staffordshire

Waste recycling centre

People can find out more about where their waste goes and how much more is being reused through an information drive by the Staffordshire Waste Partnership during national Recycling Week. Two information leaflets have been produced explain ‘what goes where’ in conjunction with waste resource company Veolia. Recycling Week runs until this Sunday, September 18. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member ...

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Cannock Chase to host Deer Awareness Day

stag

The wild deer on Cannock Chase are one of the county’s natural treasures and now these majestic animals are set to get a day of their own. Staffordshire County Council’s Ranger Service and the British Deer Society are teaming up to help raise awareness of issues affecting the deer. Deer Awareness Day is on Sunday 21 August from 10.30am to ...

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Search for Cannock Chase’s Hidden History

Stephen Dean canock chase

  Thousands of years of history could be uncovered in a new project at one of Staffordshire’s natural treasures. Cannock Chase has one of the best preserved Great War training landscapes in the country and is the largest remaining area of heathland in the West Midlands, but lost beneath the vegetation are prehistoric burial mounds, early industrial sites, remnants of ...

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Backing for rural economy and communities showcased at leading agricultural event

County show

Support for Staffordshire’s rural economy and communities will be the focus for the county council at the area’s leading agricultural event this week. Teams from the county council will be at the County Show explaining how they work with a range of organisations to help increase opportunities across Staffordshire. In addition the county council leader Philip Atkins and its economy ...

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