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                       protecting and conserving this natural area of outstanding beauty

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News Flash: The consultation phase of the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's Local Plan to 2031 closed on the 11th April 2018.

Thank you to all our members and readers who responded to the consultation with comments and objections. All repondants will have an opportunity to participate in the eventual Public Enquiry. See our News Page for more information.

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Who Are We?

Churnet Valley Conservation Society dates back to the early 1980s and is a recognised stakeholder by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.  We are concerned with the whole of the Churnet Valley and wish to represent the interests of local inhabitants, human and wildlife. Join our growing membership so that our collective voice is even louder. Please help us in "keeping an eye on the valley" to protect it from undesirable development.

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Our Vision 

 The valley must be an excellent rural living environment which also attracts countryside visitors to enjoy the pleasures of the landscape and appreciate the fascination of its industrial heritage. We do not expect the valley to be frozen in time, it must evolve in line with modern living but at the same time preserve the tranquility of this unique area. Many projects and developments will be proposed on both a large and small scale, all of these must support our vision. We hope that future generations will look back at what is decided now and thank us for the care and effort involved in sustaining and evolving this part of North Staffordshire.

7:30pm, Wednesday 5 September 2018 - Fox & Goose, Foxt.
CVCS - Open Meeting - Agenda
2)Matters arising from minutes of previous meeting:
3)Treasurer's report: 
3.1) Banking Issues:
3.2) Future Financing of the Society:
4)Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership feedback:
        a) Proposed River Dove weirs and visitor footpath.
        b) Churnet Valley Way: Proposed footpath/cycleway being planned/prepared in Oakamoor                (Churnet Valley Riders interest):
        c) Turnpike Roads and Milestones conference 12th May 2018 – J.Steele:
        d) C.Skitt to speak to John Higgins to check on his CVLLP issues:
5)Invite to talk to a CVCS meeting regards valley’s history - D.Fowler:
6)SMDC Local Plan: Awaiting date & location of the Inquiry by Mark Dakeyne, H.M. Inspector.
7)Countryside Estates Review:
8)SMDC Planning - Major Planning Applications:
        a) Moneystone Quarry/Holiday Camp:
        b) Alton Towers:
        c) Bolton Copperworks:
        d) Whiston Golf Course re-profiling:
9)Recruiting New Members:
10)CVCS Facebook page: 
        a) Comments:
        b) New developments:
11)GDPR: Society's agreed statement to be posted on the CVCS website - J.Steele:
12)Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: Govt. statement. Letter to M.Gove - J.Williams.
13)Blocked footpath adjacent to Riverside, Oakamoor - J.Steele to monitor & write to SCC:
14)Preparation for forthcoming October AGM & Officer Nominations:
16)Date of AGM & next open meeting:
Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 7:30pm, Fox & Goose, Foxt, ST10 2HN


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