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AGM 2015

The latest newsletter is now ready to view on the Newsletter page. All members should have received a Newsletter, but if anyone has not, please contact the Chairman so we can check our records are up to date. Importantly the … Continue reading

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Lafarge Tarmac withdraws Hopwas Woods from Minerals Local Plan 30/10/2014

Lafarge Tarmac has asked Staffordshire County Council to withdraw Hopwas Woods from the Minerals Local Plan, which is currently under public consultation. Stuart Wykes, Director of Land and Natural Resources, Lafarge Tarmac said: “Following dialogue with stakeholders and partners we have … Continue reading

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Woods under Threat

LaFarge Tarmac are trying to put part of Hopwas Wood into the Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire. Please read the October newsletter for more information and how to object to the proposal. We are in contact with the Woodland Trust … Continue reading

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AGM update

The AGM was held on Wednesday 14th. May at which some 24 Members attended. The current Committee was re-elected for another year and it was agreed that the subscription for 2014/15 should be £5 which will be collected in September. … Continue reading

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AGM 2014

The latest newsletter is now available which includes notification of the Annual General Meeting which will be our 10th Anniversary. The AGM will be on Wednesday 14 May 2014 at the Coton and Hopwas Social Club commencing at 8 p.m. … Continue reading

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Minerals Local Plan September 2013

Staffordshire County Council has now commenced the preparation of a new Minerals Local Plan. The new Plan, when adopted, will replace their current plan. The new Plan will set out the vision, objectives and spatial strategy for future mineral related … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Plan September 2013

Wigginton and Hopwas Parish Council have decided to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish, which will give local people more say on planning decisions and carries statutory weight.  Lichfield District Council has now designated the Parish as a Neighbourhood Plan … Continue reading

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Thinning Programme: Update March 2013

The thinning works being carried out by Lafarge Tarmac, their new name, have now been completed and it is understood that no further works will be carried out in the Wood under the current licence. Some additional works has been … Continue reading

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Minerals Local Plan

Staffordshire County Council has now considered a report into the preparation of a new Minerals Local Plan. The new Plan, when adopted, will replace their current plan. The new Plan will set out the vision, objectives and spatial strategy for … Continue reading

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Thinning Programme: Update

Tarmac commenced their thinning works at the end of September and the works are due to be completed by the end of November 2012. The thinning works have been focused on the pine section of the wood and there are … Continue reading

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