A small area of Cannock Chase is designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The Cannock Chase SAC is one of the best areas in the UK for European dry heath land and is the most extensive in the Midlands region. The Council is part of a SAC Partnership, which works together to prevent damage to the SAC. The Council must ensure that decisions made on planning applications will not have a negative impact on Cannock Chase SAC. If there are any potential negative impacts, the Council must either refuse development, or ensure there are appropriate mitigation measures in place.
The Council’s Cabinet adopted the revised SAC contribution fee of £290.58 per new dwelling at their meeting on 31st March 2022 and the guidance is being updated to reflect the Council’s position.
The documents below provide further guidance:
Guidance related to the Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and how to mitigate against the impact of residential development (being updated).
Guidance to Mitigate - Frequently Asked Questions (January 2020)
Habitats Regulations Assessment - Local Plan Addendum Cannock Chase SAC
Memorandum of Understanding agreement between partners
Habitats Regulations Assessment - Local Plan Addendum...
Guidance to Mitigate - Frequently Asked Questions (2021)
Last Updated: 29/04/2022