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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

Country Park facilities close

Visitor centres, toilets, cafes, children's play areas, barbecue facilities and car parks at Staffordshire's country parks have closed.
Date:
25 March 2020

Residents reminded to recycle their plastic bottles in new campaign

With Staffordshire residents throwing out four in 10 plastic bottles annually, Staffordshire County Council is launching 'Plastic Bottles: Recycle One and All', a new campaign to help increase recycling rates and reduce waste.
Date:
05 March 2020

River Trent Levels Falling Slowly – But Residents Still Urged To Monitor Flood Advice

Residents in flood risk areas of Burton are being urged to continue to be prepared until River Trent levels fall further.
Date:
18 February 2020

New recycling campaign urges people to make their metals matter

People from across Staffordshire are invited to join a new campaign to recycle more metal products found in their homes.
Date:
27 January 2020

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