At the Parish Council meeting on Monday 13th May Councillor Lush reported that the independent examiner had finished his work on the draft Tarvin Neighbourhood Plan. He had made a number of recommendations which have had to be accepted before the Plan can move to a referendum.
Most of the changes relate to proposed policies which he said should be reclassified as aspirations because the Parish Council does not have control of the affected land. These include:
o the proposed extension of the Community Woodland to the Tarvin roundabout;
o the use of the Garden Field on Church Street as a public car park;
o creating a safe cycle route between Oscroft and Tarvin
The Steering Group which produced the Plan on behalf of the Parish Council will prepare the referendum version of the Plan and then disband.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is responsible for organising the referendum which is likely to be held towards the end of July.
The Parish Council is extremely grateful for all the hard work undertaken by the Steering Group. It hopes that residents will take part in the referendum and will vote to accept the Plan so that it can come into force and be used when any land use issue is discussed. Once it is in force the Parish Council will consider how the aspirations in the Plan can be turned into actions.