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1 . Partnerships for Sustainable rural-urban development: existing evidences – Staffordshire, UK Councillor Philip Atkins – Leader, Staffordshire County Council

2 Staffordshire Population of 831,300 80% rural by area 25% population rural Peri urban, in that it is influenced by both the Greater Manchester and Birmingham conurbations Lead for the West Midlands for Peri Urban Regions Platform Europe.

3 Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP – established in October Partnership led by businesses and local authorities across natural economic area Aim to create the conditions to increase private sector jobs and sustainable economic growth across the LEP area LEP invited to submit ‘City Deal’ to devolve powers in exchange for responsibility for delivering growth locally 50/50/10: 50% increase in GVA and 50,000 jobs created over 10 years Provision of sites, energy offer, infrastructure investment, skills, R&D, culture/sport offer

4 The Rural Enterprise Academy Meets identified need to train young people for careers in land-based, rural and environmental sustainability sectors Sponsored by South Staffordshire College, Veolia and National Farmers Union Catchment of students from Staffordshire and surrounding areas Opportunities for students to access a range of facilities and gain first hand experience of work and skills development

5 Forest of Mercia Community Forest Partnership Located in a peri-urban environment, covers 92 sq/m across districts of Cannock, Lichfield, South Staffordshire and Walsall in the Black Country Mixture of habitats including hedgerows, farmland, wetland, grasslands, and wooded areas. Large area classed as brownfield land due to mining legacy Three key aims to improve the environment, regenerate communities and enhance quality of life

6 Central Rivers Initiative Located in the Trent and Tame River Valleys, between urban centres of Burton and Tamworth Statutory and third sector organisations working with private sector aggregate companies Restoration of quarries into a sustainable network of wildlife habitats, public amenities and agricultural land Development of the National Memorial Arboretum

7 Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Local Nature Partnership Aims to drive positive change in our local natural environment Close working with other strategic partnerships on social and economic outcomes – includes Local Enterprise Partnership (shared boundaries) Develop bids and disperse funding Ecosystem Services assessment (Staffordshire County Council, Stoke City Council, Natural England)


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