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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 6 June 2018 - Fox & Goose, Foxt.

CVCS - Open Meeting - Minutes
Present: G. Mason, R. Moseley, D. Walters, J. Williams
1)            Apologies: J. Steele, D. Fowler, C. Skitt
2)            Matters arising from minutes of previous meeting: There were no Matters Arising from the May 2018 minutes.
3)            Treasurer's report: Not available this month.
a) Proposed River Dove weirs and visitor footpath.
b) Churnet Valley Way: Proposed footpath/cycleway being planned/prepared: Oakamoor.
c) All day conference 12th May 2018 in Uttoxeter on Turnpike Roads and Milestones. Report not available this month.
d) C.Skitt to speak to John Higgins to check on his CVLLP issues. Report not available this month.
5)            Invite to talk to a CVCS meeting regards valley’s history: Not available this month.
6)            SMDC Local Plan: Awaiting announcement of the date for the Inquiry by a Govt. of SMDC’s Local Plan.
7)            Countryside Estates Review: Report not available this month.
8)            SMDC Planning - Major Planning Applications: No new items of concern.
a) Moneystone Quarry/Holiday Camp: Complaint(s) to Local Govt: No new items of concern.
b) Alton Towers: No new items of concern.
c) Bolton Copperworks: No new items of concern.
d) Whiston Golf Course re-profiling: Dumper trucks have been seen full of soil seen heading along Blakeley Lane, destination unknown. If anyone can enlighten the Society regard this item, we would be most pleased.
9)            Recruiting New Members: Carried forward to next meeting.
10)          CVCS Facebook page:
a) Comments were posted by an anonymous person on the CVCS Facebook page regard a planning application at Moor Court, Farley Lane, Oakamoor. The application was investigated and that it had been marked as “Withdrawn” on the SMDC website. Therefore, the Society will not be making any comment on this item and the anonymous comments removed from the CVCS Facebook page.   
b) New developments: None to report this month.
11)          General Data Protection Record (GDPR): The CVCS GDPR statement is awaiting posting on the CVCS website.
12)          Deep Potholes in Churnet Valley Roads: Staffordshire Highways have stated that it was too wet and frosty this year to be able to keep up with the growing number of deep potholes as repairs during inclement weather caused very early failure of those repairs. Discharged
13)          Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: Govt. to propose new National Parks. Meanwhile the Churnet Valley’s application for AONB status continues.
14)          Blocked footpath adjacent to Riverside, Oakamoor: J.Steele to monitor and write to SCC: Report not available this month.
15)          A.O.B.: No items raised.
16)          Date of next meeting: Wednesday 5th September 2018, 7:30pm, Fox & Goose, Foxt, ST10 2HN


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