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Gypsy and Traveller Sites Consultation

6th August 2016 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Parish Council
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Cheshire West & Chester Council has recently completed a review of the need to provide sites for the Gypsy and Traveller community within their area, a review required by legislation. They have concluded that some new sites are needed and have proposed a list of sites to be considered. Two of these are in Tarvin parish. One off Cross Lanes near Oscroft and one on the east side of Tarporley Road. The former has been coded 'red' meaning that the access problem makes it unlikely to be developed. However the one on Tarporley Road has been coded 'amber'. This means that though there are difficulties with the site, these could be overcome. It is possible that the main reason for this coding is that the land is in CW&C ownership.

There are no 'green' coded sites within Tarvin parish.
The Parish Council has already written to CW&C stating that they object to the Tarporley Road site. Such a site would effectively prevent any further residential development in this area, and east of Tarporley Road has been defined as the only place in the Parish that new housing and recreation development should be allowed to take place, if required.

When such important changes in policy are suggested, CW&C has a legal obligation to consult widely with interested parties and the general public. The easiest way to do this on the websitewww.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.On the home page, click on the button in the centre marked 'consultations' to take you to the relevant page. At the time of writing (4/8/2016) the gypsy site consultation documents had not been posted, but they should be available in the very near future.

If you feel strongly about this issue then at the appropriate time please do use this important tool to make your views known. As with planning issues, a large number of individual comments carry greater weight than one complaint signed by many people.

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