Tarvin Parish Council
Cheshire West and Chester Local Plan (Part 2)
Cheshire West and Chester Council ('CWaC') issued a consultation document (see right) in August to help shape future land allocation policies and other matters. The document invites responses from local parish councils, residents and other interested stakeholders with a deadline for submissions set as Friday 23rd September.
A key consultative item is the matter of Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpersons' accommodation. CWaC are legally obliged to identify and develop suitable sites for such accommodation and have employed a firm of consultants to prepare a short list of potential sites for further, more detailed consideration.
Two of the short-listed sites are within Tarvin parish. One is on land owned by Church Farm, accessed off Cross Lanes on the way to Oscroft. This site has been designated 'Red', which is defined as 'insurmountable constraints present on the site which would make the development of a traveller site unsuitable'.
The other potential site is on land adjacent to Tarporley Road, Tarvin, approximately opposite the junction with Hockenhull Avenue. In the consultation, it is referred to as 'Holding No. 10'. This site is designated 'Amber', which is defined as 'site considered to be suitable subject to further investigation or the introduction of mitigation measures'.
Note that at this stage that the Tarporley Road site is one of several under consideration and no decision has yet been taken as to which of the sites, if any, will be progressed. The consultation document is reproduced above and the relevant section starts on page 131.
The Parish Council has considered the matter in detail at two open council meetings and has concluded that the site is wholly inappropriate for a development of this nature. The council's response to CWaC's consultation is reproduced above and residents may want to use it as a reference point should they wish to make individual responses to the document.
There are several ways by which residents can make a response:
1: Access the CWaC website, register and respond directly to questions 60 and 61:
CWaC consultation website link
2: In writing or by e-mail to our two district councillors:
1 Kelsborrow Way
3: In writing or by e-mail to the Spatial Planning Policy Team, Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE.
CLOSING DATE FOR RESPONSES TO BE RECEIVED BY CWaC: FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
Tarvin Parish Council
Tarvin Parish Council is part of the first tier of local government. Our
role is to represent the local community, provide services to meet local needs
and improve the quality of life for our community. We represent Parish views
and objectives to other bodies, in particular Cheshire West and Chester Borough
Council (CWaC), the upper tier of local government.
We aim to operate in an open, democratic way and to the highest standards of
stewardship given that we are spending public money and the Council is part of
All Parish Council meetings are open meetings and members of the public are most welcome to attend and listen to the debates.
If you want to come along to a meeting but don't want to stay until the end that is not a problem. Come and join us and then leave when you wish to do so. All we ask is that you come and go quietly.
Meetings are normally held on the 4th Monday evening each month and are held in the Edna Rose Room, Tarvin Community Centre, Meadow Close, Tarvin normally starting at 7:15pm
The first 15 minutes of each meeting is a public forum where anyone can have his or her say on any local matter.
Meeting dates for 2016