Gladman Submits Pre-Application Enquiry

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Tarvin & Oscroft Boundary

As most will be aware Gladman, a firm of property developers, have an outline proposal to build about 65 houses on land east of Tarporley Road, Tarvin. Gladman has told the Parish Council that it has submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) a formal pre-application enquiry for their proposed development. As well as housing the proposals include an all-weather pitch suitable for junior football, community building/changing facility, a 40 space car park, and facilities for skateboarding.

In relation to the sports facilities Gladman has been told by CWaC, in initial exchanges, that Tarvin is within the catchment area of similar existing facilities and therefore there is not a need for such facilities. In their discussions with Tarvin Athletic Football Club Gladman were told that this was not the case. Gladman asked the Parish Council for its thoughts on the matter and the Parish Council has responded by saying that, based on research carried out for the Neighbourhood Plan, there is demand for more recreation facilities in the Tarvin Parish area. The Parish Council has also told Gladman that should these facilities ever be built it would prefer to be responsible for their management.

Please note:
The Parish Council has no formal view on the merits of this particular proposed scheme. However, it has been happy to talk to the developer as their thinking on the scheme has developed. The Council's current policy on future housing development is that if there were to be any in the Parish it should be east of Tarporley Road/Church Street, should go no further east than the line of public footpath 18 and any scheme should protect, as far as possible, the views from Tarvin towards Kelsall hill and the views from Oscroft towards Tarvin.

At the present time the CWaC Local Plan, which covers the period 2010 to 2030, envisages 200 additional houses in the Tarvin Parish area and this target will be met this year. Given this situation the Parish Council does not know how CWaC will view this scheme should a formal application be made.

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  • Mr Micawber

    I submitted a comment on this subject — What has happened to it please?

  • Mr Micawber

    In my view,shared by others,the present playing fields are under utilised. Not only the field but the play equipment and the childrens play area are not by any means in regular use. I question the validity of Tarvin Athletic Football Club being representative of the general views of the people of Tarvin & what has skateboarding got to do with them? This aspect of Gladmans proposals together with the provision of some so called "affordable" housing is part of a cynical attempt to sway the Council,whether it be the parish or CWaC towards supporting the planning application.I am not against development to meet proper needs.Those needs are starter homes (possibly social housing ) & retirement provision & the figures on the local age profile support that.

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