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£2m Cannock Chase conservation plan approved

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A 10-year plan to manage Cannock Chase’s natural habitat has been approved by the government’s nature conservation agency. The agreement with Natural England means Staffordshire County Council will receive more than £2 million in Government funding towards managing the nationally and internationally important wildlife areas on the country park. Mark Winnington, the county council’s cabinet member responsible, said: The Chase ...

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Partners mark start of works for major new road scheme

Work is now under way on a multi-million-pound road project which will boost growth and ease congestion in Stafford The Stafford Western Access Route will enable millions of pounds worth of new housing and business development to take place. It will also improve traffic flow in the town centre, particularly by the railway station. The new road will link the ...

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Broadband speeds ‘blooming’ for Staffordshire garden designer

A Staffordshire garden designer is praising work to make faster broadband available as a county council partnership programme marks its five-year anniversary. More than 75,000 homes and businesses, including Trevor Stewart’s garden design business, can now benefit from faster speeds thanks to the county council’s £32 million Superfast Staffordshire partnership with Openreach and the government’s Building Digital UK (BDUK) programme. ...

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Staffordshire’s summer employment figures remain encouraging, says economic growth leader

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Staffordshire’s mid-summer out-of-work claimant count statistics show that the county is retaining a position of having near full employment. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader, said every effort is being made to ensure this continues with major development projects getting under way and a new round of skills programmes due to start next month. The claimant count figure ...

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Conservation work on Cannock Chase

Routine spraying is underway on Cannock Chase to stop bracken choking other plants, hindering wildlife and reducing public access. Specialist contractors will be spraying bracken in the next few weeks in well signposted areas. The herbicide spray has been used for many years safely on the Chase and at other sites across the country, with no harm to animals, birds, ...

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Foundations for new jobs being laid as county maintains near full employment

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Foundations are being laid for hundreds of new jobs in Staffordshire as the county continues to see low unemployment. Work is now under way to extend one of the county’s top employment sites, where there is potential to generate around 1,700 jobs. The current i54 South Staffordshire site has a workforce of 2,700 people with around half living less than ...

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County council steps up efforts to mitigate impact of HS2 on Staffordshire

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Staffordshire County Council has agreed to become a “qualifying authority” on HS2, to help reduce the impact of Phase 2a of the scheme running from the West Midlands to Crewe. The council’s Cabinet today (Wednesday) agreed the move, which will give the authority some limited powers to influence the construction of the scheme which will pass through a further 33 ...

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Ten great reasons to staycation in Staffordshire this summer

Families are being urged to get out and about and explore the county’s many attractions over the summer school holidays. Whether it’s thrilling rollercoasters, an arts festival, family cycle rides in beautiful countryside, or a virtual trip to the moon, the county promises something for all the family over the holidays. At Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth there’s a Summer ...

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Town’s long-term regeneration plans set for cabinet backing

A strategy setting out how Burton can remain vibrant and be further regenerated in the long-term looks set to receive county council backing. It maps out the town’s strongest assets and how these can be developed to make it an even more attractive place to live, work and visit. The strategy also looks at potential future issues which could affect ...

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New era for i54 as work starts on western extension

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Work has started on an extension to a major Midlands business park which could generate around 1,700 jobs and lever in up to £300 million of investment. It will see i54 South Staffordshire, on the county border with the City of Wolverhampton, expand to provide much-needed sites of different sizes at what is becoming a globally-recognised high manufacturing employment zone. ...

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