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Consultation- Staffordshire’s Economic and Rural Growth Strategies – deadline 30th May 2022

Dear Residents

We have been provided with the following information:

The draft Economic Strategy

Strategic Aim – Everyone in Staffordshire will have access to more good jobs and share the benefits of economic growth.

Our proposed actions, working with our partners, to realise this ambition:

  • Work with our partners to regenerate town centres
  • Support people to start and grow their business
  • Develop those investment-ready projects that will be vital to the future of the county
  • Enable people to benefit from better paid, local jobs
  • Develop our A50/A500 and A38 strategic corridors to enable businesses in Staffordshire to innovate and grow, as part of the wider West Midlands Region
  • Put climate change at the heart of all we do, including supporting businesses on their journey to Net Zero.

Submit your comments by clicking on the link below:

The draft Rural Economic Strategy

The county council’s draft rural economic strategy responds to the opportunities and barriers facing the rural economy.   It recognises the significance of our county’s rural areas to the overall economy and the wider region, and is therefore is a priority for the proposed Economic Strategy.  The Rural strategy has been prepared with the support of external experts and key stakeholders.

Priorities are to:

  • Stimulate enterprise and innovation to increase productivity, competitiveness and resilience across the rural economy
  • Support sustainable intensification (SI) in agriculture, while also creating environmental and social benefits
  • Recover and grow the visitor economy including ‘green tourism’
  • Improve rural digital connectivity and access to opportunities for rural businesses and develop digital and low-carbon energy infrastructure
  • Regenerate the give Rural Hub Towns (Leek, Cheadle, Stone, Uttoxeter and Rugeley) to unlock investment opportunities with skills provision and climate change as important considerations underpinning the five priorities.

Submit your comments by clicking on the link below:

ESBC Levelling Up Fund Consultation – ends 31st May 2022

Dear Residents

We have been provided with the following information:

East Staffordshire Borough Council is looking for public feedback on a longlist of 11 intervention themes that could be considered for the Council’s bid to the second round of the Levelling Up Fund (LUF2) on 6th July 2022.

The list comprises themes that have been put forward by Councillors, focusing investment in Burton upon Trent and picking up on previous consultations through the Towns Fund projects. The interventions are high level at this stage in order to confirm which areas investment should be prioritised in, before detailed work is undertaken on developing proposals through the LUF2 programme.

The proposal list includes:

• Market Place regeneration
• Investment in the Market Hall
• High Street Linkages project Phase 2
• Shopfront improvement scheme around the Market Place
• Town Centre lighting scheme
• A new live evening entertainment facility
• Ferry bridge enhancement
• Clay Mills junction improvement*
• Washlands bridge (smaller scheme)*
• Public art scheme
• Additional facilities at Shobnall Leisure Centre

*please note that these interventions are transport based and so would require the County Council to consider including them in their bid.

The Leader of the Council, Councillor George Allen, said: “The Levelling Up Fund presents an exciting opportunity for the area and it’s imperative that our bid represents something that will have a positive impact on the town and represents the ambitions of our residents. We’re looking for as many responses as possible from residents so that we can build a strong bid for this competitive fund and bring further investment into the town to regenerate it for the future.”

The consultation runs until 12noon on Tuesday 31st May – click on the link below to get to ESBC website to submit your comments

Road Closure – Vicarage Drive, Stramshall – 24th – 26th May 2022




Vicarage Drive

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the
repair and maintenance of Vicarage Drive in Stramshall.

They are satisfied that it is necessary to close the length of Vicarage Drive for a period of 3 days but no more than 5 days from 24th May 2022 because of the likelihood of danger to the public during new connection being undertaken by Western Power Distribution.

Access will be available for pedestrians and for vehicles being used in connection with the works and for
emergency services vehicles or for vehicles requiring access to premises on the length of road which is closed.

An alternative route for traffic is available via Vicarage Drive, High Street and vice versa.

24th May 2022 to 16:00hrs on 26th May 2022.

John Tradewell
Director of Corporate Services

10th May 2022

Tel: 0300 111 8000

Road Closure – Bennetts Lane – 15th May 2022

Dear Residents



NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 10 May 2022 made an Order the effect of which
will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Bennetts Lane, Bramshall and Loxley Lane, Loxley
in so much as passes by and is in the vicinity of the level crossing unless the vehicle is being used in connection
with the works.

The order will come into operation on 15 May 2022 and the said works will commence on or as near as
practicable to that date taking place as follows:
from 22:00 hours on 15 May 2022 to 06:30 hours on 16 May 2022 and
from 22:00 hours on 22 May 2022 to 06:30 hours on 23 May 2022. – Work on 22nd/23rd May has now been delayed (updated 13.05.2022)

An alternative route for traffic is available via Loxley Lane, A518 Stafford Road, B5027 Stafford Road, B5027
Hockley Road, B5027 Oldfields Road, B5027 Stone Road, B5027 Bramshall Road, B5027 Stone Road and
vice versa.

For more information, visit:

The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the jetting and drainage cleaning works
undertaken by Chevron Retford, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the roads have been completed,
whichever is the earlier.

Date: 11 May 2022
John Tradewell, Director of Corporate Services,
No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2D

Stramshall Traffic Calming – Draft Plans – Please comment

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council –



Dear Residents,

Staffordshire County Council have provided the Parish Council with a Draft Plan for a Traffic Calming scheme in Stramshall.

Please review the draft plan see attachment below and it is also within the Noticeboard, Stramshall Village Green and send your comments/suggestions to the Clerk – or by post to Parish Clerk, 6 Alexandra Crescent, Uttoxeter, ST14 7LQ by 1st June 2022

The Councillors will discuss the plans, including all comments, in the next meeting, 7th June 2022 at 7.30pm – Wilfred House, 37 Carter Street, Uttoxeter, ST14 8EY and you are welcome to attend.

The Council will then submit comments to Staffordshire County Council and discuss further in future meetings.

Please remember that PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is an item of every Agenda and you are encouraged to attend Parish Council meetings and the following is a guide for your participation.

The Agenda item, Public Participation, allows 15 minutes of each Parish Council Meeting, for members of the public to make representations or give evidence in connection with items included on the agenda.  Each representation must be a maximum of 3 minutes. At the discretion of the Chairperson, the meeting may be adjourned to give members of the public present an opportunity to raise other matters of public interest.

The Parish Council looks forward to receiving your comments by 1st June 2022

Kind regards

Cllr David Brookes, Chairman, Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council

Stramshall Traffic Calming SCC Design – 03.05.2022 Consultation Plan DRAFT