Tarporley Parish Council

There are quite a few developments that could have a profound effect on Tarporley which are now progressing through the planning system, namely:

The Daffodil Field Planning Appeal for 28 houses inclusive of 9 affordable units has been decided in favour of the developer, Jones Homes. The Planning Inspector, appointed by Central Government, decided that the development was acceptable despite being located within the Tarporley Conservation Area and outside the settlement boundary of the village.

The Inspector considered that by lowering the boundary stone wall to the High Street the field/green space would be more visible to pedestrians. Incidentally the Victorian letter box would be relocated within these changes. Community benefits could include additional 18 car parking spaces adjoining the rear of the Rising Sun car park. The net gain would be 12 spaces having deducted those spaces lost on the High Street to make way for the new entrance.

However, CWaC are considering challenging the Appeal decision and are seeking to have the decision redetermined by way of a judicial review in the High Court. For more information visit the Tarporley Facebook page.

Aldi /McCarthy & Stone High Street Site. Aldi have yet to lodge a planning application in respect of their foodstore aspirations. In the meantime McCarthy & Stone have also shown interest in the same site and could be proposing a development of some 30 retirement apartments. There could a community benefit of some 40 car parking spaces situated at the front of the development. The field/green space at the entrance could be retained, access road excepting.

Former RBL / Allotments and Bowling Green Site. The validity of the sale transaction of the site is currently being contested. The opinion of the Charity Commissioners is awaited. No planning application has been received to date.

Brickfield Farm/Rear and Adjacent of Swallow Cottage Site, 2a High Street. Jones Homes have just resubmitted their planning application for 45 houses inclusive of 14 affordable units. As it is a new application, previous comments are not taken into consideration. Planning Application No. 16/00719/FUL. More information is on the Tarporley Facebook page.

Arderne Home Farm Site. A planning appeal has been lodged by the developer against the refusal by CWaC planners for residential development.

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

After due debate and considering all the implications, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has recommended that the Plan, with the changes required by the Examiner, should go forward to the next step, the referendum. The Plan will be subject to a referendum in May when the residents of Tarporley will be asked to vote in favour of it or not.

New Homes Bonus

The New Homes Bonus was instigated in order to improve facilities for local communities/settlements that have seen the building of new houses. It was estimated that Tarporley would have receive approximately £470,000 over the next 5 years.  However CWaC have withdrawn this funding from Town and Parish Councils as part of their 2016 budget proposals. This will impact villages throughout the Cheshire West and Chester area where planning applications have been approved. Over 500 signatures to the local petition were received by CWaC which is a terrific response. The Parish Council are considering our response.

Best Kept Village

Tarporley will be entering the Best Kept Village competition as usual. The Parish Council are planning to enhance the appearance of the village and envisage having a red, white and blue theme to the planting along the High Street, celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday.


Tarporley Parish Councillors

Chairman: Councillor Ken Parker.  Vice-Chair: Councillor Gill Clough

Parish Clerk: Mrs Ann Wright, 62 Well Street, Malpas SY14 8QH.

clerk@tarporley.org.uk Tel 01948 861 035


Elaine Chapman ..……………..733972                          Julie Hall  ……………………… 734078

Gill Clough ……………………… 733545                            John Millington ……………. 730921

James Kennedy  ……07900 276 217                            Gordon Pearson …………….733813

Jeremy Mills …………………… 730898                          Richard Statham  …………. 732940

Ken Parker ……………………..  732188                           Peter Tavernor ……………. 732165

Andrew Wallace …………….. 732467                             Nigel Taylor …………………. 732538


Parish Council Meetings

Second Monday of each month (except August) in the Committee Room of the Community Centre. Each meeting starts at 7 pm with an Open Forum, during which members of the public can address the whole Council on matters of concern to them. At 6.30 pm, prior to this meeting, the Parish Council holds a surgery where members of the public can talk to one to one with individual councillors on an informal basis.

Visit http: www.tarporley.org.uk  to keep to date with Council agendas and minutes and other information.

Local Cheshire West and Chester Councillor  – Councillor Eveleigh Moore Dutton 07711 817 060

Police Contacts

PC 3722 Wayne Thomas  e-mail wayne.thomas@cheshire.pnn.police

PCSO Kenneth Williamson                e-mail kenneth.williamson@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

Emergencies 999, Non-emergencies 101