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Environment evidence base documents

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Pre-application Advice

The pre application and enquiry service has TEMPORARILY been SUSPENDED due to the high volume of applications we are receiving. Pre applications for major and strategic developments will continue to be accepted. 

If you are seeking advice on whether planning permission would be required please see our planning guides.

Alternatively you can submit a certificate of lawfulness application. 

Design Guide SPD

Design Guide SPD 2008 & Appendices

Design Guide Adoption Statement

Green Infrastructure Study

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

Water Cycle Study

Water Cycle Study 2013

River Catchment Management Plan

Environment Agency River Trent Catchment Flood Management Plan Summary Report 2010

Planning for Landscape Change (SPD)

East Staffs Biodiversity Mapping

East Staffs Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping

Habitat Regulations Assessment

Staffordshire County Wide Renewable Low Carbon Energy Study

Staffordshire County Wide Renewable Low Carbon Energy Study 2010

Strategic Green Gaps Topic Paper

Strategic Green Gaps Topic Paper - September 2013