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Shaping the Future

The website will be updated soon with more up to date information about the consultation.

“Shaping the future” is a project being run to work out how best to keep Cannock Chase special for nature and people. It is being run so that local people and stakeholders have a say.

The focus of the project is Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land - all highly valued and much loved areas. They provide places for tranquillity and quiet enjoyment as well as playgrounds to walk dogs, ride bikes or horses and explore nature. See maps of both areas in the Image Gallery.

They are also special places for beauty, nature and wildlife. Both areas lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Special Area of Conservation so are recognised as special nationally and internationally.

But there is a challenge. In the past, local people shaped what the land looked like and what plants and animals lived here by traditions such as grazing cows and sheep, collecting firewood, and harvesting nuts and berries. These traditions created the open landscape, swathes of purple heather, and myriad birds and butterflies that are loved today. Without active management, the land will change, views will be lost, and the habitats will be scrubby bramble, bracken and trees.

To work out the optimum management it is vital to factor in what matters to people and how people use and enjoy the area today

That is where you come in!

On this website there is:

  • a new consultation - you can have your say regarding proposed fencing options, access and habitat management options. In response to requests from the community and other stakeholders, we have extended the survey to 14th August 2017.
  • a new interactive map - you can suggest your own access point if you feel the proposed access points don't cover it
  • a quick poll
  • a story board

Please respond to these different opportunities to have your say.

We want to hear your personal responses, your stories, your quick answers and your detailed thoughts.

Do please tell other people about this so they can add their ideas too

Please take some time to sign up to the website and get involved with all the interactive opportunities on this website, we want to hear from you!

Please take note, to share your view below you will need to register. The confirmation email may be immediate but can take up to 10 minutes to get through dependent on your email system.

We are now starting the second phase of consultation. The first stage included a stakeholder workshop, a drop-in event and an online survey run on this website. We have created records of what was said in each sorting similar points together to make them easier to understand. Please check the document library to download and view these documents.

Why do I need to register for the online survey? Find out here

The website will be updated soon with more up to date information about the consultation.

“Shaping the future” is a project being run to work out how best to keep Cannock Chase special for nature and people. It is being run so that local people and stakeholders have a say.

The focus of the project is Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land - all highly valued and much loved areas. They provide places for tranquillity and quiet enjoyment as well as playgrounds to walk dogs, ride bikes or horses and explore nature. See maps of both areas in the Image Gallery.

They are also special places for beauty, nature and wildlife. Both areas lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Special Area of Conservation so are recognised as special nationally and internationally.

But there is a challenge. In the past, local people shaped what the land looked like and what plants and animals lived here by traditions such as grazing cows and sheep, collecting firewood, and harvesting nuts and berries. These traditions created the open landscape, swathes of purple heather, and myriad birds and butterflies that are loved today. Without active management, the land will change, views will be lost, and the habitats will be scrubby bramble, bracken and trees.

To work out the optimum management it is vital to factor in what matters to people and how people use and enjoy the area today

That is where you come in!

On this website there is:

  • a new consultation - you can have your say regarding proposed fencing options, access and habitat management options. In response to requests from the community and other stakeholders, we have extended the survey to 14th August 2017.
  • a new interactive map - you can suggest your own access point if you feel the proposed access points don't cover it
  • a quick poll
  • a story board

Please respond to these different opportunities to have your say.

We want to hear your personal responses, your stories, your quick answers and your detailed thoughts.

Do please tell other people about this so they can add their ideas too

Please take some time to sign up to the website and get involved with all the interactive opportunities on this website, we want to hear from you!

Please take note, to share your view below you will need to register. The confirmation email may be immediate but can take up to 10 minutes to get through dependent on your email system.

We are now starting the second phase of consultation. The first stage included a stakeholder workshop, a drop-in event and an online survey run on this website. We have created records of what was said in each sorting similar points together to make them easier to understand. Please check the document library to download and view these documents.

Why do I need to register for the online survey? Find out here

What parts of Cannock Chase Country Park and Bevin's Birches area do you visit the most?

about 1 year

Drop a pin on the part of Cannock Chase Country Park or Bevin's Birches area that you visit the most and share why. Feel free to share a picture as well.

Drop a pin on the part of Cannock Chase Country Park or Bevin's Birches area that you visit the most and share why. Feel free to share a picture as well.

What kind of access do you need where?

about 1 month

Access points have been proposed in the consultation (a copy of the map can be found here) if you would like to suggest an additional access point please do so below. Choose a pin that represents your mode of transport. 

For the full consultation that includes grazing options and other habitat management techniques please click here.


Access points have been proposed in the consultation (a copy of the map can be found here) if you would like to suggest an additional access point please do so below. Choose a pin that represents your mode of transport. 

For the full consultation that includes grazing options and other habitat management techniques please click here.


CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded