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Join the conservation conversation in Foxt

Foxt is set in one of the most ancient and dramatic landscapes in the Staffordshire Moorlands - and the Council wants to protect its unique character for future generations.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is asking local residents and those who love Foxt to tell us what they think about the suggested boundary for a conservation area and a character appraisal setting out the special architectural and historic interest of the hamlet.

The consultation begins today (Monday 8 January) and a leaflet will be distributed to all households within, and adjacent to, the proposed area this week.

Councillor Edwin Wain, cabinet member for planning and development, said: "Foxt is a great example of what makes the Moorlands so special - today it contains clusters of buildings originating from the 17th century but they actually sit within a much older framework of crofts and passageways.

"A lack of development has meant the settlement has been well preserved and we are keen to ensure that this important aspect of our heritage and character is protected for future generations.

"That's why we're proposing this conservation area and why we're now asking people for their views on the plans."

The consultation runs until Friday 9 February - more details and comment online.

Alternatively, you can view the documents at Moorlands House in Leek during normal office hours and submit comments in writing to the Regeneration Service, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, ST13 6HQ.