Saredon Parish Council - Community
West Midlands Interchange
You may have recently received a letter
about West Midlands Interchange, which is a proposal for a new
Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) at Gailey/Four Ashes,
adjacent to the West Coast Mainline and also close to Junction 12
of the M6 – south of Penkridge. Although the proposal is not
within Saredon parish, it is very close by and the consultation
zone extends to include some residents in Saredon.
The proposal which is 250 hectares (over
600 acres) in size is classed as a nationally significant
infrastructure project. The nature and scale of the proposal
means that the application will be submitted straight to the
Planning Inspectorate (PINS) and will not be decided by South
Staffordshire Council. Based on the recommendations of the
Inspectors appointed by PINS, the Secretary of State will be asked
to decide the application.
It is anticipated the application will be
made in September 2017, and in the meantime, Four Ashes Ltd are
carrying out a great deal of consultation.
The first stage of consultation began on
13th June 2016 and runs to 24th July 2016.
Anyone can make comments about the scheme and the
consultation includes three public exhibitions, where you will be
able to find out more information about the proposal:
Thursday 30th June 2016
Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Friday 8th July 2016
Coven Memorial Hall, Coven
Saturday 9th July
Calf Heath Village Hall, Calf Heath
Alternatively, you can find out more about the project at
Or, contact the community relations team
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the free helpline on
0800 377 7345
Saredon Quarry Liaison Committee
Under the approved planning application for the Quarry, a
Liaison Committee is to be formed to improve dialogue between the
quarry operators and local residents, parish, district and county
councillors. It is anticipated that the committee members will
be confirmed in the next few weeks.
Saredon Quarry Approved Blast Monitoring
Staffordshire County Council recently approved the Blast
Monitoring Scheme which sets out how and when residents and local
groups should be informed of blasting and the timescales that the
work will be carried out. you can view the approved scheme
South Staffordshire Connect
Call and book services are a form of pre booked
transport using smaller vehicles such as minibuses or adapted
vehicles instead of large buses. They have some things in common
with bus services such as the fare charging but only operate when
You can use the services to travel to any location within each
service operating area, and if you are travelling further afield
you can connect with the local bus or train service.
Who can use the service?
Anyone living within the operating area, who cannot access a
local bus service, can use the services for any purpose such
as shopping, medical appointments, work, training or just meeting
friends. In most cases the services pick up from a home address, if
it is safe and practical to do so. Passengers with a disability or
those living in more isolated locations can be picked up and
returned to their home address, if it is safe and practical to do
How to register/book?
There are two ways in which to register for South Staffordshire
Connect. You can complete the
online register form or you can call 0300 111
8003 to register over the phone.
For more information about South Staffordshire
Connect see the County Council webpages at
or download the leaflet