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National Landscape Annual Conference

Cannock Chase National Landscape Annual Conference 25th April 2024

Theme: Nature Recovery
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent councils are working on the preparation of a Local Nature Recovery Strategy and we are beginning the process of reviewing the AONB Management Plan.  Nature recovery will be central to our vision for the Chase for the next 5 years.  The conference allowed us to reflect on the state of nature in the National Landscape; what we mean by nature recovery; and how we can work in partnership to deliver a better future for nature.


Cannock Chase AONB Annual Conference 8th March 2023
The Annual Cannock Chase AONB Conference took place in person on Wednesday 8th March at Brocton Hall Golf Club. The theme for the 2023 Conference was: The Chase Through Time – legacy, lessons and what happens next.
Cannock Chase has been shaped through the interactions between people and landscape over millennia, and its historic environment and culture is fundamental to its natural beauty, unique character and sense of place. The Chase Through Time project (2016-18) aimed to shine a light on 2,000 years of human activity on Cannock Chase and how our ancestors managed and worked their environment. The conference looked back at this project and its legacy and share thoughts for the future conservation and enhancement of the historic environment on Cannock Chase.
Headline speaker was Shane Kelleher, County Archaeologist at Staffordshire County Council. Please see presentation below.

All other presentations available from the day can be found by clicking on the links below:-

Review of the Year – Ian Marshall, Cannock Chase AONB

Understanding the Past

Lens on the Past – Trevor Warburton, AONB volunteer

Apples on the Chase – Colin Evans, AONB volunteer

Telling Our Story

Brindley Village – Linda Barratt, Brindley Village Legacy Group

Chase Heritage Trail – Katie McBey, Cannock Chase Council and Louise Rose Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles

Caring for our heritage

HS2 environmental enhancement projects – Sam Caraway, Trent Sow Parklands and Cannock Chase AONB HS2 Group

Castle Ring – Peter Scholes, Cannock Chase Council

Thank you to all speakers who provided a fantastic and enthusiastic insight into their projects.

You can view the recordings from 2022 conference where the theme was ‘Changing perceptions and behaviours’ here:

Morning session

Afternoon session