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Overview

Staffordshire has a diverse range of historic landscapes, buildings, settlements, archaeological sites and monuments which reflect the county's own distinct character. The historic environment provides a sense of identity and belonging for its communities, is a valuable resource for education and enjoyment and can also be seen as a force for regeneration in Staffordshire.

Our Historic Environment Service is responsible for providing advice and guidance on the management and conservation of Staffordshire's archaeology, its historic buildings and its historic landscape. It is also responsible for the management and development of the Historic Environment Record.

Research

The service also undertakes and commissions research projects to help further our understanding of Staffordshire's historic environment.

This research is then used to enhance the Historic Environment Record as well as allowing us to produce guidance and assessment documents to support the planning process and the advice we provide in general.

Such research and guidance includes our Extensive Urban Survey project, a series of historic environment assessments which cover 7 out of Staffordshire's 8 Districts and our own Historic Structures and Areas: Practical Conservation and Design guidance document.

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Latest environment news

Funding Available for Projects that Help Improve the Local Environment

Community groups from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding for projects that help improve their local environment.
Date:
12 January 2022

People Reminded Not To Feed Birds at Chasewater

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Date:
07 January 2022

New climate change learning initiative offered to Staffordshire Families

Organised by Staffordshire County Council's Community Learning Service, 'How On Earth' is an innovative online learning initiative which encourages families to learn together about the issues surrounding climate change.
Date:
07 January 2022

People urged to treecycle after the festive season

People from across the county are being asked to do their bit for the planet by 'treecycling' their real Christmas trees.
Date:
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