Decision details

Staffordshire Moorlands Growth Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Joint Strategy developed by SCC and SMDC to deliver economic housing and social growth in the District.


Philip Atkins

“As with all of our districts and boroughs, towns and villages, Staffordshire Moorlands has unique local attributes which contribute to the Staffordshire’s economic growth and residents’ wellbeing and this strategy will build on these strengths.


It is renowned for its natural environment which we all can enjoy and is complemented by vibrant town centres which we want to support and enhance through initiatives such as the Mill Quarter regeneration in Leek, transport improvements in Cheadle and new housing in Biddulph.


We also want to build on the entrepreneurial drive in the Moorlands, where 93 per cent of businesses which started four years ago are thriving. Our joint plan includes improved connectivity on road, rail and digitally which are essential to ensure our local economy thrives and prospers.


The future prosperity of the Staffordshire Moorlands and across the county will enhance people’s health and ability to live longer, enjoyable, independent lives.


Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of the Council


Reasons for the Decision – To consider the Staffordshire Moorlands Growth Strategy, developed jointly by Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, which outlines the shared ambitions for the district in relation to economic, housing and health developments and also supports the delivery of the County Council’s Connected Staffordshire Strategic Plan 2018-2022.


Decision – (a) That the Joint Growth Strategy developed by Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council be approved.


(b) That the implementation of the Strategy be supported.

Report author: Gail Edwards

Publication date: 20/12/2018

Date of decision: 19/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 19/12/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/12/2018

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