The Tarvin Neighbourhood Plan has being drafted by a Steering Group formed for that purpose.
October 2018: A draft of the Plan been approved by the Parish Council and will shortly be submitted to the Local Planning Authority (LPA) , Cheshire West and Chester Council. The LPA will check that the Plan complies with various criteria including that correct procedures for consultation and publicity have been followed. There will then be a further 6 weeks' publicity period.
At the end of this period the LPA will send the Plan to an independent examiner who will consider whether the Plan meets basic conditions, including that it complies with national planning policies, local planning policies and European obligations. The examiner will make recommendations to the LPA on whether the Plan can proceed to local referendum, subject, if necessary, to modifications.
Assuming the LPA regards the Plan as satisfactory, with modifications if necessary, it will arrange for a local referendum to be held. More than 50% of those voting in the referendum must vote "yes" for the Plan to be "made".
Once the Plan is made it comes into force and will be used by the LPA when deciding planning applications.
All being well the Plan could be made by Spring 2019.
The key recommendations of the Plan are:
>> No significant housing development (defined as 6 houses or more) in the Plan area until after 2030, and then only once congestion on the A51, parking in Tarvin village centre and access to health facilities in Tarvin have all been comprehensively addressed
>> Any significant post-2030 housing development to be in Tarvin village itself, to the east of Church Street and Tarporley Road
>> Support for additional outdoor sports facilities in the village
>> Improved cycling routes between Oscroft and Tarvin
>> Key sites to be protected from development and an aspiration to extend the Community Woodland northwards to the A54.