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Rural Development

The Rural Development Team works with public, private and voluntary sector organisations to create diverse, thriving and sustainable rural communities and to assist our rural areas in contributing towards Staffordshire’s economic growth. 

Staffordshire rural economy evidence base

We, on behalf of the Staffordshire Rural Forum, commissioned a study to provide evidence on the performance, challenges, barriers and opportunities for economic growth in rural Staffordshire.

The document focuses on the local authority districts and boroughs within Staffordshire which central government (Defra) have identified as being rural. The analysis also includes short profiles of five rural ‘hub towns’, which Defra have identified as being well-placed to provide services to the residents of nearby rural areas.

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Staffordshire hub town profiles

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For further information please contact:

Ruth Shufflebotham,
Rural Development Officer
Phone: (01785) 277358
Email: Ruth Shufflebotham

A review of the agri-food economy of Staffordshire

The aim of this research was to gain an overview of the breadth of Staffordshire’s agri-food landscape and its value to the economy whilst also identifying sustainable growth opportunities in order to maximise social, environmental and economic benefits

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Latest environment news

£7.8m Cannock Chase conservation plan backed

£7.8 million plans to protect Cannock Chase's vulnerable landscape and wildlife for future generations have been backed by Staffordshire County Council.
Date:
20 January 2021

Climate change funding still available

Community groups, parish councils and schools with projects that help tackle climate change are being reminded that there is still time to apply for funding.
Date:
14 January 2021

Preparation starts for small-scale grazing project

Work to introduce a cattle-grazing conservation project on part of Cannock Chase is beginning this month.
Date:
14 January 2021

Brighter future for community project thanks to county council funding

Trustees and volunteers at Sandfields Pumping Station are celebrating after receiving funding towards the refurbishment of their community venue.
Date:
12 January 2021

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