AONB Joint Committee meeting papers

The joint committee is the decision-making body for Cannock Chase AONB.  You can find more information about its work by reading the papers and minutes of meetings. 

Digital copies of papers and minutes of earlier meetings are available on request.

This is a face-to-face meeting taking place at the Rising Brook Community Church, Burton Square, Stafford ST17 9LT.

Members of the public wishing to observe this meeting in person are welcome to do so.  Social distancing rules will be in operation, and you will be required to provide your name and contact phone number for means of NHS Test and Trace.

If you wish to ask a question during Public Questions you must inform the AONB Team in writing by electronic email (addressed to no later than close of play Monday 5 July.  Questions must relate to the business of the Joint Committee and the statutory purpose of the AONB to ‘conserve and enhance’ Cannock Chase.  Only questions that have been received in advance in writing will be permitted at meetings.  Please read the full protocol for public questions.


1. Election of Chair and Vice Chair
This item to be overseen by John Rowe, Honorary Secretary of the Joint Committee

2. Welcome and introductions

3. Apologies for absence

4. Minutes of the meeting held on 15th March 2021

5. Public Questions

6. Financial report
Report of the Treasurer to the Joint Committee

7. AONB Annual Review 2020-21
Report of the AONB Development Officer

8. AONB activities progress report 2021-22
Report of the AONB Development Officer

9. Commonwealth Games 2022
Presentation by Andy Harvey-Coggins, Forestry England

10. Farming in Protected Landscapes
Presentation by the AONB Development Officer

11. Planning update
Report of the AONB Landscape Planning Officer
(a) Development management and planning policy
(b) High Speed Rail (HS2) Phase 2a
(c) Dark Skies – Good Lighting Guide

12. Date, time and venue of next meeting
6 December 2021

Read the agenda and papers: