Staffordshire a place to prosper

In Staffordshire we get things done; we create prosperity; we change the world. Here you’ll find a positive, can-do attitude and an energy and spirit similar to your own. We think the same way, share your ambitions, and want to help you realise them. And that’s what makes Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire different – it’s a place where you can achieve whatever you want to achieve.

A place where you can prosper.

Download our investment prospectus to learn more about the opportunities available and the support in place to help your business prosper in Staffordshire.

A place that shares your ambitions

These are exciting times for Staffordshire. And for any business that decides to invest here. Major regional projects and various funding sources have aligned to create perfect conditions for growth, giving businesses large and small, unprecedented opportunities to maximise what our county has to offer.

Unrivalled infrastructure developments, with HS2 Investment, plus the A50 improving connectivity

More than £130 million of planned investment for our bustling and vibrant towns from Government funding

Direct access to a future talent pool from World class universities including Keele, Staffordshire, Derby and Nottingham

A cost-effective place to live, learn and thrive, we offer potential salary savings of 11.3% against the national average

Over 500,000 acres of rural land, making Staffordshire 80% green

Staffordshire’s ambition is to be a county with access to 100% Gigabit connectivity by 2030

The right place for you

If you share our ambitions to grow and succeed, and you want to realise them in our green and pleasant county, we’ll have just the place for you – whatever your business.
There are major projects transforming every one of our eight districts, with many more to come.

Stafford Station Gateway

A £500m scheme to create a new community with 900 homes, 12,000 sq m of innovative commercial space and a distinctive gateway to Stafford.

  • Location Map pin icon Stafford
  • Scale Scale icon 28 Hectares
  • Planning Status Pen icon Masterplan produced
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Eastgate

An exciting opportunity for an important location in Stafford, to become a vibrant new community with new residential development (around 200 units) and active ground floor commercial sites.

  • Location Map pin icon Stafford
  • Scale Scale icon 2.9 Hectares
  • Planning Status Pen icon Land assembly taking place – planning applications to follow
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Meecebrook Garden Community

A new and environmentally responsible community with strong HS2 links, could see thousands of new homes built alongside new schools, health facilities, parks, and business parks.

  • Location Map pin icon Stafford
  • Scale Scale icon TBA
  • Planning Status Pen icon To be considered through the local plan process
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Chatterley Valley West

The latest addition to one of the UK’s most successful Enterprise Zones, this development site extends to 90 acres, with planning consent for quality B1, B2 & B8 use across nearly 1.17 million sq. ft of industrial and logistics space.

  • Location Map pin icon Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Scale Scale icon 43 Hectares
  • Planning Status Pen icon Planning approved
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LOGIC54

The redevelopment of a former 89-acre munitions factory for new employment opportunities, accommodating industrial, storage and distribution business uses with B1, B2 and B8 units and a new link road.

  • Location Map pin icon South Staffordshire
  • Scale Scale icon 36 Hectares
  • Planning Status Pen icon Outline planning permission
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Gungate

A chance to redevelop unused land for mixed use development which could include housing, retirement living, a leisure centre, workspace, medical centre, evening leisure and a multi-storey car parking.

  • Location Map pin icon Tamworth
  • Scale Scale icon 2.7 Hectares
  • Planning Status Pen icon Masterplan produced
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Tamworth Town Centre Regeneration

A £40m ‘once in a generation’ opportunity that will meet the needs of 21st century shoppers, residents, and businesses, with a new college quarter, middle entry refurb, castle gateway & multi-purpose outdoor space.

  • Location Map pin icon Tamworth
  • Scale Scale icon Five major projects
  • Planning Status Pen icon Masterplan created
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Stafford Town Centre Transformation

With work already underway to reinvigorate the historic Market Square ahead of residential and commercial redevelopment, funding is now in place for the £7.1 million Staffordshire History Centre, new enterprise hub and Stafford Western Access Road.

  • Location Map pin icon Stafford
  • Scale Scale icon Five major projects
  • Planning Status Pen icon Masterplan created; individual projects progressing through planning
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Rugeley Power Station

Transforming a former coal-fired power station into a sustainable and innovative mixed-use neighbourhood, including 2,300 new low carbon homes, a proposed low carbon Academy 5 hectares of employment space and a new 25-hectare country park.

  • Location Map pin icon Cannock Chase / Lichfield
  • Scale Scale icon 139 Hectares
  • Planning Status Pen icon Outline approved with reserved matters consent for proposed school
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Burton High Street Regeneration

Part of the Towns Fund programme, £23.8 million is allocated to deliver several projects that will enhance connectivity, skills, education and town centre vitality, incl. a modern food hall, indoor leisure facility, visitor centre and town centre homes.

  • Location Map pin icon East Staffordshire
  • Scale Scale icon Roughly 16 acres, one of a number of projects
  • Planning Status Pen icon Outline masterplan co-produced with residents
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Lichfield City Centre Masterplan

Two mixed use developments in the City Centre Masterplan are being brought forward designed to reshape the landscape, bring long-term sustainable change and enable linked development across the wider city centre.

  • Location Map pin icon Lichfield
  • Scale Scale icon 2 major developments
  • Planning Status Pen icon Planning from 2022
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Cannock Town Centre Levelling Up

An opportunity to transform the Cannock town centre with leisure and culture spaces, improved travel connections, managed business and skills workspace and the removal of eyesores and celebration of assets.

  • Location Map pin icon Cannock Chase
  • Scale Scale icon £40m plus investment
  • Planning Status Pen icon Funding bid awarded
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Newcastle-under-Lyme Town Centre

A combined £35 million investment from the Town Deal and Future High Street Funds will be used to create a well-connected town centre offering a variety of independent retailers and a unique blend of residential, leisure and cultural development.

  • Location Map pin icon Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Scale Scale icon Town centre re-development
  • Planning Status Pen icon Varies according to project
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Kidsgrove Town Centre

Revitalising Kidsgrove town centre and promoting footfall by improving the flow and pedestrian connectivity between Kidsgrove’s key assets including the railway station, canal and town centre.

  • Location Map pin icon Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Scale Scale icon Kidsgrove Railway station, canal and gateway area
  • Planning Status Pen icon Masterplan under development
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West Midlands Interchange

The UK’s most nationally significant rail-served logistics development, WMI will replace road freight for rail to offer 8 million sq ft of flexible premium logistics facilities, 8,500 jobs, two new country parks and a 70% reduction in carbon dioxide production.

  • Location Map pin icon South Staffordshire
  • Scale Scale icon 8m sq ft
  • Planning Status Pen icon Pre-construction design and engagement
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Keele University Science & Innovation Park

A leading development offering companies a business environment that provides an innovative research culture, combined with academic expertise and the University’s specialist resources.

  • Location Map pin icon Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Scale Scale icon 70 Acres
  • Planning Status Pen icon Recognised as a strategic employment site in the Local Development Plan
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We're here to help!

The team of experts at Staffordshire County Council, working with Make It, can help you in all sorts of ways – navigating the area, finding suitable property, and providing local, on-the-ground business support – as well as offering information on important lifestyle choices such as schools and housing. After all, quality of life is what we do best!

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