Planning advice

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With ever increasing development pressures across Staffordshire, we are working to ensure that wildlife and valuable habitats are fully considered within the planning system.

Giving wildlife a voice

Inappropriate development can have a significant impact on wildlife; while considerate planning can help protect, enhance and even create new habitats.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust gives wildlife a voice by:

  • responding to strategic planning consultations, such as Local Plans. These form a backbone to the planning system and contain policies that planners use for many years. We work to make sure that appropriate policies are in place for protecting wildlife; that areas are set aside for wildife and that local authorities have access to up-to-date data on valuable wildlife habitats and species.
  • commenting on certain types of planning applications where there is potential for significant effects to wildlife. We have limited resources and so must prioritise which cases we become involved in. This is done according to where the potential wildlife gains or losses are greatest, whether other bodies are commenting on the ecological aspects of an application and its location in terms of our Living Landscape projects.
  • providing advice to developers and working with planners and consultants.
  • providing advice to members of the public.

More information

For more information please contact the planning officer on 01889 880122 or email k.dewey@staffs-wildlife.org.uk

Current development issues and planning applications

High Speed Rail (HS2)

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust believes that the proposed route for HS2 will do irreparable damage to a number of Staffordshire's precious wild places and habitats that support threatened wildlife.

We are the leading environmental charity in the county fighting against the route being taken by HS2. Find out more about our campaigning work and information on the wildlife and wild places affected by the route.

Planning application

Application No: 13/19142/FUL
Development: Change the use of current grazing land to provide a practice facility for riding of off-road motorbikes for all ages and abilities
Location: Land At Ashes Covert Off Seighford Lane Seighford Stafford Staffordshire

Read our comments letter.

Planning application

Application No: 15/22518/FUL
Development: Construction of 196 berth narrowboat marina, facilities building,
dry dock/workshop, pump out building; car parking; access and landscaping
Location: Land South Of Shirleywich London Road Pasturefields Stafford Staffordshire

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Planning application

Application No: S.15/06
Development: Land between A34 Foregate Street and Martin Drive, Castlefields, Stafford
Location: Construction of new Stafford Western Access Road to include low viaduct and bridge and landscaping works, and the demolition of existing industrial buildings.

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Planning application

Application No: P/2015/01032
Development: Siting of 5MW solar farm with ancillary buildings, security fencing, CCTV, access tracks and landscaping
Location: Land to East of Nabb Lane, Rocester, Staffordshire

 

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Updated comments

Planning application

Application No: SMD/2015/0151
Development: Demolition of Ivy Cottage, erection of 13 dwellings and construction of new road access
Location: Ivy Cottage, Tythe Barn, Alton Staffordshire ST10 4AZ

 

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Planning application

Application No: 15/23128/FUL
Development: Variation of conditions 2, 9, 11 and 12 of 14/20194/FUL - reinstatement of boundary
hedge 
Location: Land At Former Freedom Caravans Lichfield Road Stafford Staffordshire

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Planning application

Application No: 16/23583/FUL 
Development: Construction of access road, car parks, clubhouse, 3 senior rugby
pitches, 1 artificial grass pitch, 3 mini rugby pitches, floodlights, fencing and landscape works. Change of use from grazing to sports pitches.
Location: Land at Blackberry Lane, Stafford ST16 2TR

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Planning application

Development: West Midlands Interchange Stage 1 Consultation. Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) with warehousing and other associated development.
Location: Land west of Junction 12 of the M6, South Staffordshire.

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Planning application

Development: Mixed use comprising public house, hotel, day nursery, community (assembly/meeting) room, nursing home, professional consulting premises, offices and light industrial/storage/trade counter units; associated works (outline but with access details).
Location: Land South Of Creswell Grove Adjoining M6 Creswell Grove Creswell Stafford.

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Planning application

Development: Erection of Petrol Filling Station, Convenience Shop, Drive-through Coffee Shop, vehicular and pedestrian access, parking and landscaping
1.33 hectares.
Location: Land South Of Creswell Grove Adjoining M6 Creswell Grove Creswell Stafford

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 Planning application

Development: Outline planning application for mixed-use development, comprising of the demolition of existing buildings and structures, the erection of up to 2,000 dwellings (Use Class C3), 2 no. Local Centres to provide up to 4,500 sqm of GIA (Use Class A1- up to 1,100 sqm, Use Classes A2/A3/A5 - up to 2,800 sqm and Use Class A4- up to 600 sqm), 1 no. Health Centre (Use Class D1- up to 600 sqm), 1 no. (up to 60 bed) elderly Living Facility (Use Class C2), a two form entry Primary School (Use Class D1), a five form entry Secondary School (Use Class D1), together with supporting infrastructure including: green infrastructure, highways and associated works. 
Location: Land North of Beaconside; Stafford, Staffordshire

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Planning application

Development: Demolition of existing buildings, erection of 97 houses and two bungalows, access, parking and amenity space.
Location: Land Off Meadow Way Baldwins Gate Newcastle Under Lyme ST5 5LS 
 

 

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Planning application

Development: Change of use of adjoining field to staff parking area.
Location: Knights BMW Mini Radford Bavarian Ltd Radford Bank Stafford Staffordshire ST17 4PQ

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Planning application

Development: Development of up to 350 dwellings and associated infrastructure.
Location: Land to the west of Caverswall Lane, Meir, Stoke on Trent

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Planning application

Development: Erection of a detached building to form new scout hut, widening of main entrance, formation of access, car park and erection of brick retaining walls.
Location: Albury Hut (Scouts) Stapenhill Road Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE15 9AE.

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Downloads

FilenameFile size
Land at Little Tixall Lane 19 Nov 14345.51 KB
Land at Little Tixall Lane 25 Sept 14388.03 KB
The New Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire (2015 – 2030) Consultation on Additional Site Options – October 2014 346.09 KB
The New Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire (2015 – 2030) Consultation on Additional Site Options – October 2014337.58 KB