Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Cannock Chase Council

Beecroft Road
Cannock
WS11 1BG

District Councils are responsible for local land use planning and development control. Through the production of Local Plans a policy framework is established against which planning applications can be judged. Supplementary Planning Guidance documents can also be produced on significant topics or locations.

In addition to its role as local planning authority, other departments of the Council play an active role in the management and enhancement of the AONB, particularly the Countryside Service, Economic Development Unit (tourism) and Leisure Service (Museum of Cannock Chase and Arts Development.)

Tel: 01543 462621
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Forestry Commission

Birches Valley
Lady Hill
Rugeley -WS15 2UQ

The Forestry Commission (FC) is the Government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain’s forests and woodlands. Forest Enterprise (FE) is an agency of the FC and manages the state forests in the AONB.

FC officers are involved in agreeing management proposals in state, local authority and privately owned woodlands in the AONB. With the exception of the state forests, the FC can offer grant support to achieve agreed objectives.

Tel: 01889 586593
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Lichfield District Council

Frog Lane
Lichfield
WS13 6YZ

District Councils are responsible for local land use planning and development control. Through production of Local Plans a policy framework is established against which planning applications can be judged. Supplementary Planning Guidance documents can also be produced on significant topics or locations.

The District Council own Gentleshaw Common SSSI which forms part of the AONB. The site is managed by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of Lichfield District Council.

Tel: 01543 308000
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National Association of AONBs

The Old Police Station
Cotswold Heritage Centre
Northleach
GL54 3JH

The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONB) was formed in 1998 as an independent organisation to act on behalf of AONBs in England and Wales. Its membership is largely composed of representatives from local authorities whose boundaries include AONBs and who are concerned to improve their management and funding arrangements. The Association is administered by an Executive Committee and holds an Annual Conference, which provides an opportunity for those working in AONBs to join together and address issues of current concern.

The Association also works through Joint Accords with the Association of National Park Authorities and other major organisations to establish agreements over issues which directly affect the work of AONBs. Copies of recent joint accords are held in an Online Reference Library.

Tel: 01451 862007
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Natural England

Regional Office:
Parkside Court
Hall Park Way
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 4LR

Natural England is here to conserve & enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing & enjoyment of people & the economic prosperity that it brings.

Tel: NA
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South Staffordshire Council

Wolverhampton Road
Codsall
Wolverhampton

District Councils are responsible for local land use planning and development control. Through the production of Local Plans a policy framework is established against which planning applications can be judged. Supplementary Planning Guidance documents can also be produced on significant topics or locations.

Shoal Hill Common is within Cannock Chase AONB and is managed by the Shoal Hill Joint Committee.

Tel: 01902 696000
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Stafford Borough Council

Riverway
Stafford

District Councils are responsible for local land use planning and development control. Through the production of Local Plans a policy framework is established against which planning applications can be judged. Supplementary Planning Guidance documents can also be produced on significant topics or locations.

Tel: 01785 619000
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Staffordshire County Council

Development Services
Riverway
Stafford

Responsible for long-term strategic planning for the county including, transport, planning, minerals, waste and highways. The AONB Unit, “Saving Cannock Chase” Heritage Lottery Project, Shugborough and the Shugborough Estate, the County Council’s Ranger Service, Rights of Way and Cannock Chase Country Park are based within Development Services.

Tel: 01785 223121
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