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                       protecting and conserving this natural area of outstanding beauty  


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1.The Moneystone Holiday Park determination by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's Planning Applications Committee has been put back yet again to the 17th June 2021. This is because Laver Leisure have been unable to satisfy the Planning Officers on a number of concerns but most importantly on the stability problems in Quarry 3.

2. Two Planning Applications have been posted on SMC's Planning Portal for developments at Froghall. 

 SMD/2020/0684 – Froghall Wharf, Froghall Road

Proposed Development: Residential development (49 dwellings) including formation of new access, landscaping and associated works, and restoration of listed farmhouse and re-use as a dwelling house.

SMD/2020/0685 – Froghall Wharf, Froghall Road, Froghall

Proposed Development: Listed building consent for a residential development, including formation of new access, landscaping and associated works, and restoration of listed farmhouse and re-use as a dwelling


An early 2021 message to all
Our MP Karen Bradley maintains her support of the bid for AONB status. She has responded positevely to an update letter sent to her by the CVCS.




Agenda for CVCS/WAG video conference - Thursday 13th May at 7.30 pm
1. Attendees: -
2. Matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting: -
3. Treasurers Reports: -
4. Alton Planning Applications: -
5. Bolton Copperworks, Froghall - 49 New Houses & Farm restoration: -
6. Moneystone Quarry: -  
7. Whiston Hall Golf Course update: -
8. AONB: -
9. Any Other Business: -
10. Date for next virtual meeting
If anyone wishes to join our virtual meeting please contact us through the links and you will be sent the meeting invite.

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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.