Question 2 from the Neighbourhood Plan Examiner

Home » Newsroom » Question 2 from the Neighbourhood Plan Examiner
neighbourhood plan logo

Paragraph 2.2.1 of the Plan states that the 2011 census population for Tarvin parish was 2,728. Given the boundary adjustments referred to above, does the 2011 Census still reflect the approximate current population of the Parish (excluding the Saxon Heath and Millside Close developments)?

The Steering Team response

The following link takes you to a document which takes the 2011 census data and reassigns it to the 2015 parish boundaries:

http://inside.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/GetFile?fileUrl=/keystatistics/census%20parish%20data%20guide%20july%202016.pdf&extension=pdf

The document gives a figure for Tarvin parish of 2,914, so higher than the figure in the Plan. However, the 2,914 is for the parish as a whole which is a larger area than is covered by the Plan as explained in the answer to Question 1- published previously. In addition, the data comes from combining a number of small Output Areas, but for Tarvin these do not exactly match the parish boundary. The link above will help to clarify this.
Our analysis of the Council Tax register suggested that there were at the time of doing the work approximately 1,350 dwellings in the whole Tarvin parish area, and approximately 1,050 of these were within the Tarvin settlement boundary. Given that Oscroft is the next largest settlement, this provides the evidence that the Tarvin Plan area contains most of the population of Tarvin parish.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Exercise Equipment (2) 20190420_095311_resized
Sun 21 Apr 6:00am  |  hits: 272

The new exercise equipment on the King George V playing field is proving popular with both adults and children.The equipment was provided by the Parish Council using 106 money accruing from the Saxon Heath housing development.Both adults and children declared their support for the equipment with the exception that the children mentioned the absence of any "monkey bars"! It is...

THR Tarvin Cubs Jan 1993Scan_20190418
Fri 19 Apr 6:00am  |  hits: 264

January 1993 saw Tarvin Cubs Football Team battled back strongly to earn a 2-2 draw against Malpas cubs in a match played at Tarvin Primary School. James Edwards and Matthew Bolton were Tarvin's goal scorers and James also won man of match.Tarvin's claim to the runners-up position in the County Section of the Chester District Cub League was still depended on Mickle Trafford who can...

neighbourhood plan logo
Tue 16 Apr 6:00am  |  hits: 160

The Inspector asked:Policy HG2 limits housing outside the Settlement Boundary to "small scale" developments of less than units. What is the justification for the choice of less than 6 units? For example, why not less than 5, or less than 7 units?The Steering Team response was;Policy HG defines small-scale housing developments outside the settlement boundary...