Decision details

Natural Environment Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider a draft Natural Environment Strategy for Staffordshire County Council that sets out how the Council will conserve and enhance biodiversity and the wider natural environment on our land and through our functions.




“Staffordshire is a stunning rural county but, like much of the UK, nature is under pressure here too. We must act now to help nature Recover. 


That is why we have developed this Natural Environment Strategy, which sets out the actions we will take in the coming years to care for nature on our land and through our activities. This will form part of wider efforts across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, which will be identified through the local nature recovery strategy we are leading with our partners and stakeholders. 


By helping nature, we are also helping ourselves. Nature provides important goods and services that support our wellbeing and quality of life. From the insects that pollinate our food crops, to trees storing carbon, nature is essential to us.”  


Simon Tagg, Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change 


Reasons for the Decision To consider the Natural Environment Strategy which has been developed to set out how the Council will deliver its biodiversity requirements and enhance the natural environment. 


Decision – That the natural environment strategy be approved. 

Report author: Sarah Bentley

Publication date: 18/01/2024

Date of decision: 17/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 17/01/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/01/2024

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