Tarporley Parish Council

Large Planning Applications – back on the agenda

a)  100 houses at land off Rode St No. 14/00841/OUT

This planning application was refused by our local Council CWaC during 2014, but the applicant has appealed to the Planning Inspector against this decision and a public enquiry is to be held at CWaC’s offices at Wyvern House, Winsford. The enquiry starts on March 3rd, and may last up to 4 days. Both the Parish Council and the Tarporley Neighbourhood Planning Group will speak at the enquiry supporting the refusal of this planning application.

b)  45 houses at Arderne Home Farm off Eaton Road No. 15/00111/OUT

The Parish Council are seeking residents views about this application at a meeting on Monday 2nd March at 7.00 – 8.30 pm at the Community Centre. Currently members of the Parish Council have raised a series of objections to this application to the developer, Bloor Homes, but want to hear what members of the village think.


Tarporley’s Draft Neighbourhood Plan

On 17th February, this Plan started its 6 week statutory formal consultation period. On Saturday March 7th, from 10 am to 2pm, there will be open house event at the Community Centre for members of the public to see the Plan; to ask questions and to make comments. Hard copies of the Plan are also available in Tarporley Library (within Tarporley High School) Tarporley Health Centre, and the High Street Coffee shops: Latté Da, No 6 – The Tea Room, The Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop.

Please let us know what you think about the vision for Tarporley over the next 25 years.


Leisure Land Off Brook Road

Discussions about how this land might be used as a leisure and outdoor sports area for the village have begun. The Parish Council invite everyone to the Community Centre on Saturday March 21st from 10am to 2pm to hear your views and see what’s possible within the space. Currently ideas expressed in the 2008 Parish Plan and the current Draft Neighbourhood Plan have been taken into consideration. However you may have some different ideas. Please come along to this event.


Community Centre Car Park

The Parish Council are pleased to support the Centre’s Management Committee in their hard work to improve this car park and to increase the number of marked bays where people are permitted to park. Currently people are parking in unmarked areas and receiving parking tickets from CWaC. Relining the car park will mean that 18 new spaces are created but this means the recycling bins are removed. First however repairs to the car park surface are needed and this is scheduled to be undertaken 13-17 April, during which time the car park will be closed. In order to improve road safety, the Committee are also working with the Council to widen the entrance drive and increase with width of the dropped kerb into the car park from High Street. The Committee have sought funding from the Parish Council and CWaC towards this work. Now that the Royal British Legion building has closed the Community Centre is in even more demand which has increased the use of this car park.


Royal British Legion Club

Since the closure of the Club House at the end of December there has been increased concern about the future of the Club House itself, the allotments and the Bowling Club. All these amenities are greatly valued by the village and the Parish Council continues its investigations and hopes to establish dialogue with Royal British Legion Head Office to strive for the best possible outcomes in the interests of Tarporley, as well as Royal British Legion “beneficiaries”.

However the public car park behind the Club is still open. Please continue to park there.


The Chairman of the Parish Council is Councillor Ken Parker.
The Parish Clerk is Mr. J. Macdonald
Chartwood House, 20 Nantwich Road,  Tarporley CW6 9UW
parishclerk@tarporley.org.uk Tel. 01829 733496
Tarporley has twelve Parish Councillors each of whom sits on one of the two Working Groups which meet on alternative months or as required Councillor. Contact Details are (01829)

Gill Clough (spokesperson )    733545
James Blackford     732585
Jeremy Mills    730898
Ken Parker (chairman)     732188
Victoria Adshead    733192
Elaine Chapman 733972
Richard Statham    732940
Andrew Wallace     732467
Richard Brierley 732539
Graham Lees     733832
David Press    733156

Areas of interest
Best Kept Village, Flower Displays, Handyman, Street Cleaning Children’s Play Area and Community Initiatives, Village initiatives, Transport and Highways, PCSO Contract and Security Community Bus Commerce, Christmas Lights/Festival

Parish Council Meetings
The Parish Council meets in the Committee Room of the Community Centre at 7 pm on the second Monday of each month, with the exception of August. Meetings are open to the public, and start with an Open Forum session, during which members of the public can address the whole Council on matters of concern to them.  Also the Parish Council holds a surgery at 6.30 pm prior to each Parish Council meeting when members of the public are welcome to discuss matters with councillors on an informal basis.