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New homes development will support county’s future growth

Plans for a 10,000-home development which will be supported by £750,000 government funding will bring further investment and community improvements, the county council leader said today. The garden village development at Coldmeece near Stone would be sited on former Ministry of Defence land. It is one of five planned new communities which will receive government funding, Minister for State for ...

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Statement on potential job losses at Wedgwood

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Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Today’s news from Wedgwood is a huge blow to workers and their families, as well as the wider county. Staffordshire’s reputation as a home to design and manufacturing innovation and excellence dates back to Josiah Wedgwood’s time and that spirit and skill is still very much alive today. If these proposals come ...

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Council programme helping people back to work

Hundreds of people are getting their foot on the career ladder thanks to an innovative programme delivered by Staffordshire County Council. The Open Door programme, which was introduced in 2009, helps prepare people for the world of work by offering them a twelve week work experience placement. Over 1,000 people from across the county have already benefited from the programme ...

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Staffordshire skills increase supports new job opportunities

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A countywide skills programme to boost people’s job opportunities is ahead of target in getting people into work or training, while near full employment in Staffordshire continues. The £58million decade-long skills programme is administered by the county council on behalf of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Figures released today show that just 1.5 per cent of people in ...

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Work gets under way on final section of growth boosting city bypass

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Work on the final section of Lichfield’s southern bypass will get under way this week. The new section of road will complete what will be an essential part of the city’s infrastructure and support the delivery of new housing and future growth. The £17.5million scheme will connect the A5127 Birmingham Road with the A5206 London Road. It will involve building ...

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Staffordshire economic growth and skills development continue at pace

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Business development sites currently under construction in Staffordshire with county council involvement will generate over £10million a year in business rates, a report published today states. And figures show the county is also developing a skilled local workforce to meet the growing demands of business. Sites such as Liberty Park in Lichfield, Four Ashes in South Staffordshire, Meaford near Stone ...

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Latest Staffordshire developments pave way for more jobs as near full employment continues

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More major business developments set to get under way in Staffordshire will deliver more jobs as near full employment continues in the county. Latest statistics issued today show that just 1.4 per cent of Staffordshire residents claim out of work benefits – lower than both regional (3.0 per cent) and national (2.4 per cent) averages. County economic growth leader Mark ...

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Rural plan targets profits for investment

Millions of pounds raised from some county council-owned farm sites will be used to support health and care, jobs, services and wider investment in Staffordshire. Up to £20 million could be generated over the next few years by the sale of the ‘non-core’ part of the estate to invest in health and care and the county’s infrastructure. Tenants at the ...

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Job boosting scheme set to become latest Staffordshire success story

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A major business development is set to generate over 1,800 jobs in north Staffordshire after plans were given the go-ahead. The Chatterley Valley scheme next to the A500 in Newcastle was approved by the borough council on January 29. Harworth Group submitted the application for the site off Peacock Hay Road. The development will see units of varying sizes up to ...

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