Tarporley Parish Council

Tarporley Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
Please Vote on Thursday 5th May 2016

The Tarporley Neighbourhood Plan was written by volunteers who live in Tarporley and who devoted thousands of hours to complete it based on your comments about future development in the village.

On Thursday 5th May 2016 there will be a referendum on the Tarporley Neighbourhood Plan at which registered voters of Tarporley can vote YES or NO to the question:

“Do you want Cheshire West and Chester Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Tarporley Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Why you should vote:

The planning system helps decide what gets built, where and when. Neighbourhood plans were introduced under the Localism Act to give local communities greater influence on future development in their local area.

If a majority vote YES on 5th May, then the local planning authority must make the Neighbourhood Plan part of the statutory development plan for the area. This means that the plan will be used as a basis for making decisions on planning applications in Tarporley.
If a majority vote NO there will be no Neighbourhood Plan. There is no option to amend the Plan.

Tarporley Neighbourhood Plan & Associated Documents

The Tarporley Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documentation can be found on Cheshire West and Chester Council’s website at short-link http://goo.gl/UlFtwp and also at www.tarporley.org.uk

A paper copy of the Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents can be viewed at: Tarporley Library (at Tarporley High School), Tarporley Health Centre, The Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop and at Council Offices, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AH


High Street Time Limited Parking Consultation

Concerns have been raised with the Parish Council about the lack of short-term parking on the High Street and the detrimental impact this is having on businesses. The Council recognises that there is unlikely to be one simple solution to the parking issue and is willing to look at a number of solutions.

The Parish Council is therefore seeking your views on the introduction of time limited parking on the High Street. A questionnaire will be delivered to all business and residential properties along the High St, and the roads off in the centre of the village. Copies will also be available to pick up from a number of shops along the High St (e.g. Old Fire Chocolate Shop) and available to download from www.tarporley.org.uk. Closing date Friday 20th May 2016.


Status of Significant Current/Possible Planning Applications (as at 11th April 2016)

  • The Daffodil Field Planning Appeal – CWaC are challenging the appeal decision via a judicial review in the High Court.
  • Aldi / McCarthy & Stone High Street Site. Aldi have not submitted a planning application in respect of their food store aspirations. McCarthy & Stone are to hold a public consultation event regarding the potential development of retirement apartments on this site.
  • Former RBL, Allotments and Bowling Green Site. The validity of the sale of the site is currently being contested. No planning application has been received.
  • Brickfield Farm/Rear and Adjacent of Swallow Cottage Site, 2a High Street. Planning Application No. 16/00719/FUL – no decision yet.
  • Arderne Home Farm Site.  A planning appeal has been lodged by the developer against the refusal by CWaC planners for residential development.


New 50 mph Speed Limit

A reduction in speed limit to 50 mph on the A51 between the A49/A51 roundabout at Tarporley to the existing 30 mph limit in Clotton has been advertised by CWaC Highways in the local papers and on site for a period of three weeks. Providing no objections have been received, they will arrange for the work to be carried out and set the operative date (the day on which the order becomes enforceable).


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 www.tarporley.org.uk to keep to date with Council agendas, 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