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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
Planning application for onsite parking at Walleys Quarry now live

Planning application for onsite parking at Walleys Quarry now live

Description
A planning application to allow waste carrying vehicles to park on an internal road at Walleys Quarry, Newcastle, is now live and able to view on the county council's website.
Date:
29 July 2022
One tonne plastic bottle display shows environmental impact

One tonne plastic bottle display shows environmental impact

Description
Families in Newcastle got the chance to see a one tonne installation of plastic bottles in a new campaign to highlight the impact of plastic on the environment.The installation by the Guildhall Clock Tower contained 25,000 plastic bottles and was used to help people visualise how much plastic is thrown away in Staffordshire and encourage people to correctly reduce, reuse and recycle.
Date:
22 July 2022
Extra funding for projects that help tackle climate change

Extra funding for projects that help tackle climate change

Description
Communities across Staffordshire are set to benefit from an extra £91,500 funding for projects that help tackle climate change or protect the environment.
Date:
15 July 2022
Webcam plan for recycling sites

Webcam plan for recycling sites

Description
Cameras will be introduced this year at Staffordshire's 14 household waste recycling centres so users can see how busy they are before setting off - all part of a county council investment and refurbishment plan.
Date:
31 May 2022

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