Planning Permission Granted

Following submission of the planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council on 01 July 2015, planning permission has now been granted to restore the Whiston Pinfold. At their meeting on 08 Sep 2015 Kingsley Parish Council authorised the start of restoration work and it is hoped to complete the community project before the weather starts to […]

Pinfold Planning Application

A planning application seeking consent to excavate and restore the Whiston Village Pinfold was submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council on 01 July 2015 under reference SMD/2015/0431. The Planning Authority has set a target date of 26 August 2015 to make a decision. If you want to view the detail of the application then follow the link to […]

Restoration Project – Funding Providers

The restoration project fund raising challenge, based on the current estimated costs of £8,533, is being met from the following sources:- £4,000 Grant – Moorlands Partnership Board. £3,000 Grant – Heritage Lottery Funded Churnet Valley Community Grant Scheme. £1,000 Grant – SCC Members Local Community Fund – County Councillor Mike Worthington.  £413 contribution – Kingsley Parish Council. £120 Personal […]

Soil Sample Testing & Exploratory Excavation

The soil sample has been analysed and the results are encouraging in that there are no significant levels of contaminants present.  Now that the contaminants issue has been eliminated, and prior to a planning application being submitted, the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Planning Consultant has authorised a slit trench exploratory excavation be undertaken to check […]

Whiston Village Pinfold Restoration Project

Briefing Note for information of BKV Judges Old maps show that a pinfold was built sometime between 1839 and 1879 at the junction of the A52 Ashbourne Road and Black Lane on the north edge of the village. It was a stone wall built square structure approximately 6m x 6m used to secure stray animals […]