For those of you who are new to the village, you might be forgiven for not knowing of 'Friends of Tattenhall'.
This member of the Webteam has asked them to pen a few words about their work and which we will publish in a later article but be assured that they keep their eye on all matters relating to planning and other such matters. Consider them to be a critical eye and, importantly, custodians of all that we hold dear within the village.
Their latest updates are as follows:
Local Plan Part 2 – progress.
- Last March the Secretary of State appointed the Examining Inspector, Ms R Barrett, to judge the soundness and legality of this plan and to consider the objections and comments submitted by interested parties. Public Hearing sessions will be held from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 27th September this year at the Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive in Chester. Full details are on the CWAC website at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- As we know, an important issue affecting Tattenhall is the placement of the new settlement boundary, outside which, housing development would not be allowed. We can guess that various developers may have objected to its proposed position, so we hope that Ms Barrett takes the advice of the CWAC Planning Policy Department. With luck this plan can be fully adopted by Christmas.
Portico – a proposed housing development
- The site is at the corner of the High Street and Rocky Lane, opposite Rose Corner and opposite Allium.
- Bolesworth has submitted a planning application (18/02929/FUL) to demolish the existing house and erect seven small houses – 5 one-bed and 2 two-bed. They would be linked semis and a trio range designed to fit in with Rose Corner. They would all be for rent with two 'affordable' units at a reduced rent. We understand local people will have priority in the allocation.
- This provision would be consistent with the housing need identified in last year's Housing Needs Survey and appears to satisfy our Neighbourhood Plan policies including those of the Village Design Statement. There have been pre-application consultations with the Parish Council, neighbours of the site and representatives of Friends of Tattenhall. The main potential difficulty is vehicle access on/off Rocky Lane. However, at this stage this seems a scheme worth supporting. Please send your comments to the case officer, Mrs Gail Nickson, before the deadline of 31st August: email@example.com
Bear and Ragged Staff – application (18/02269/FUL) to convert the building into flats etc.
- The Parish Council has now applied to CWAC to nominate this building as an Asset of Community Value. This may provide more time for alternative uses to be sought in line with Policy 4 of the Neighbourhood Plan. However, at present, Punch Taverns seem disinclined to negotiate and appears determined to push through their housing scheme.
Gifford Lea Management Ltd
- Gifford Lea is applying to redesign the buildings of Phase 3. A letter we have sent to CWAC Planning Department concerning this. It seems that following the re-design of Phase 2, a significant number of apartments should now qualify as dwellings and count towards our housing numbers.
- The Avenue. A variation of design relating to this application (18/00238/FUL) has been submitted for the proposed house of the 'Avenue' corner site. Please send your comments to the case officer Jennie Poynton at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Ashley Wall Appeal and the Barratt Homes Application – no further news at this stage.