The natural environment of the District is highly
valued as a recreational resource by local residents and is also an
important part of South Staffordshire’s tourism. The countryside
provides for a wide range of quiet leisure and recreational
activities and important areas include Kinver Edge, Highgate
Common, and Shoal Hill Common.
Baggeridge Country Park, and the
South Staffordshire Railway Walk are also managed by the Council
and provide excellent informal recreation opportunities for
residents and attract visitors from further afield.
There are other small commons and
heathlands in the District that have potential for informal
recreation. The use of these commons for informal recreation would
be welcomed and opportunities to improve the management and use of
land for public access will be encouraged by the Council, subject
to the necessary safeguards for agriculture, nature conservation
and the rights of commoners.
The Council will provide advice
on the management and use of common land and prepare management
plans where appropriate.
The Council encourages the
improvement of existing tourism facilities and the development of
new attractions in the District provided that the proposals respect
the scale, nature and character of their surroundings and do not
conflict with other policies in the Local Plan. Proposals related
to the rural, industrial, cultural, historic, architectural and
wildlife heritage of the District will be encouraged.
For further information on local
attractions please contact the Tourism and Economic Development
For planning advice contact
Lookout for notification of local
events in local newspapers/Parish magazines/Review magazine/public
notice boards and on our website.
Baggeridge Country Park & Local Nature
South Staffordshire Railway Walk & Local Nature
Baggeridge Country Park
Telephone: (01902) 882651
Grounds Maintenance and Bereavement
Tourism and Economic Development Officer
Telephone: (01902) 696359
Fax: (01902) 696705