Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
In summer 2017 the Churnet Valley Railway was grateful to receive a grant of £22,000 from Staffordshire Moorlands Partnership Board (SMPB) that assisted in covering the planning fees and associated environmental studies and surveys for a rail re-instatement. In February 2018, the CVR, in collaboration with Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, submitted a brand-new planning application, which subsequently received Outline Planning Permission in May 2018.
Staffs Moorlands Planning Application No:
SMD ⁄ 2018 ⁄ 0092
This agreement gave permission for the line to be extended from the current railhead on CVR land at Leekbrook, into the Barnfields estate at Cornhill, Leek, along the vacant track-bed, where a new platform is to be constructed opposite the former Britannia offices at Leek.