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Countywide housing plan under construction

More houses could be built in Staffordshire as part of ambitious ideas being developed by the county council The proposals are part of the county council’s forward-planning to ensure there is the right mix of housing in Staffordshire to meet the needs of residents and the growing economy. Plans will also consider infrastructure needs across the county, including new roads, ...

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Plans to redevelop site into health centre for Burntwood gets backing from cabinet

Plans to breathe new life into the site of the former Greenwood House home in Burntwood has won the support of Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet. The project, which is subject to planning permission and final NHS funding arrangements, would see the county council owned site used by the Darwin Practice as a health centre. The council would also look for ...

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Plans for new health centre in Burntwood move forward

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Plans to redevelop the site of a former residential care home in  Burntwood into a new health centre for local  families have moved a step closer. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet will meet next week to discuss the proposals to breathe new life into the site of the former Greenwood House home. If approved, and subject to planning permission and finalised ...

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Highways improvements for Staffordshire village

A highways scheme to improve road safety in a Staffordshire village is being planned for this financial year. The initial phase of the scheme at Freehay crossroads near Cheadle has seen the installation of temporary traffic lights on all four approaches to the junction. Following consultation with the local community, further work planned for later in the year will see ...

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Traffic plans for Burton Bridge investment work finalised

Burton Bridge

Plans to manage traffic during crucial works to safeguard the future of Burton Bridge have been finalised. After listening to the views of residents and businesses, and also taking on board the views of the emergency services on traffic management, Staffordshire County Council has confirmed: Rescheduled work is to start on June 18 and finish in time for the start ...

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Preliminary works to start on Burton Bridge ahead of major scheme in June

Burton Bridge

Preliminary strengthening works on Burton Bridge will start next week ahead of a major improvement scheme planned for later in the summer. The work is part of a £6.1million refurbishment scheme to safeguard the future use of both St. Peter’s Bridge and Burton Bridge. The majority of the work is being carried out from beneath the bridge and will not ...

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Council and operator on board with Moorlands Connect deal

Moorlands Connect

Communities in the Staffordshire Moorlands are to continue to enjoy  the benefits of a Moorlands Connect bus service – after new arrangements were agreed between Staffordshire County Council and the bus operator. The service was due to end on April1 following a review of journeys the county council could continue to subsidise, but now thanks to some third party funding, ...

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Burton Bridge Upgrade to Start in June

Burton Bridge

Vital work to safeguard the future of a second Burton gateway is to get under way in June – after being postponed from the New Year. The essential repairs to Burton Bridge will start on June 18 and are due to be completed before schools return for the start of the new term in September. Despite initial plans for a ...

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Backing for right to high speed broadband connection for all with Staffordshire already in strong position

Mark Winnington

A Government announcement that broadband providers will have a legal duty to connect every UK property to high speeds by 2020 could help the drive to find solutions for properties without current access, Staffordshire’s economy leader has said. Today the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport announced that a universal service obligation (USO) is necessary to offer certainty that ...

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Changes to subsidised bus journeys in Staffordshire approved

An eight week public consultation on how best to spend Staffordshire County Council’s £1.3m annual bus subsidy has resulted in the option which safeguards most journeys. Approving the plan, the County Council’s Cabinet also agreed to work with bus operators, district and borough councils, parish councils and local community groups to explore options for supporting some of the journeys which ...

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