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Council wins measures to mitigate impact of HS2 on Staffordshire

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Staffordshire County Council has won key assurances from HS2 Limited to mitigate the impact of high speed rail on Staffordshire – but pledges to continue to help communities get the best deal they can from the company. County council Leader Philip Atkins appeared before the HS2 Select Committee for Phase 2a of the project last month to champion Staffordshire’s cause. ...

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Major road scheme delivering multi-million pound development completed

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A major Staffordshire road project which will pave the way to a multi-million pound business, housing and leisure development near Burton has been completed. The Branston Locks development will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed with 2,500 new homes, a range of community facilities and a 50-acre employment site, which will be known as Quintus. ...

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Staffordshire residents to join in Royal Wedding celebrations at Windsor Castle

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Twelve Staffordshire residents will be visiting the grounds of Windsor Castle on 19th May to share in part of the Wedding Day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The lucky invitees have been nominated by the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson in recognition of their voluntary and charitable contributions to local communities. Each of them will be taking ...

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Staffordshire companies honoured in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

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Five Staffordshire companies have been recognised for their contribution to business in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise The companies have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in areas including innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. The awards were made to: Addmaster Ltd (Stafford) Busy Bee Nurseries (Shenstone) Cobra Biologics (Keele) Swift-Cut Automation Ltd (Tatenhill) ...

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County council to champion the cause of Staffordshire on HS2 in Parliament today

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Staffordshire County Council will continue to champion the cause of the county and its communities on HS2  in Parliament today. (Monday) Philip Atkins, Leader of the council, will be presenting the case for mitigating the impact of Phase 2a of the high speed rail project running from Fradley to Crewe – highlighting the need for a crucial extension of an ...

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Staffordshire set to get smart through digital innovation partnership

Staffordshire University

People and businesses in Staffordshire will join the county’s digital surge to improve lives and productivity thanks to an emerging new partnership. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire University will be working together to explore a range of opportunities to support a thriving local economy and improve people’s lives by making the most of the latest technology. The university is renowned ...

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Council leader welcomes greater pay transparency

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Staffordshire’s County Council’s leader has welcomed greater transparency about the differences in average pay between men and women. Under new government legislation all employers with more than 250 employees must publish a Gender Pay Gap report by 30th March to show the difference between the average hourly pay of men and women employed at the organisation. The county council’s report ...

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County backing for growth plans

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Moves to review public spending, revalue business rates and promote house building have been welcomed by Staffordshire’s leader. Reacting to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement, Philip Atkins said an improving economy and promised investment in transport infrastructure would also support businesses to invest, export, and create jobs. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Staffordshire has come ...

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Civic centre move scheduled

The completion date for the new civic centre hub designed to boost a town centre economy and save taxpayers millions of pounds has been scheduled for June. The decision follows a commitment by Kier North to deliver the £15.4 million, four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle, in time for staff to prepare the ...

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Helping More Staffordshire Families Own Their Dream Home – Key Priority For The County Council

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Strong reform of planning policy is needed to help speed up the building of more homes in Staffordshire, Philip Atkins the Leader of Staffordshire County Council has said. Speaking after the Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that planning rules will be re-written to: Cut red tape, use land more efficiently, fast track planning permissions and put local plans in place ...

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