Planning Application withdrawn – Forest Farm, Heaths Lane

Just received notice from CWaC that the Agent has withdrawn this application;

“The agent has today withdrawn the application for the proposed barn conversion as there were a number of planning policy conflicts. Nothing insurmountable, but whilst the barns are in use the proposal could not be supported in principle. I expect they will re-submit in the future and the Parish Council will of course be re-consulted.”

Alterations and conversion of existing farm buildings to form seven residential units. Complete with access, associated parking, turning and landscaping. Open for comment icon

Forest Farm Heaths Lane Cotebrook Tarporley CW6 0JW

Ref. No: 19/03090/FUL | Received: Mon 12 Aug 2019 | Status: Decided

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New Planning Applications

Two new applications have been notified by CWaC Planning – please click on the links below to view the applications.

          Ref. No: 19/04235/NMA | Received: Mon 25 Nov 2019 | Status: Awaiting decision


  • Single storey rear extension Open for comment icon

    Altnaharra Quarry Bank Utkinton Tarporley Cheshire CW6 0LR

    Ref. No: 19/04231/LDC | Received: Fri 22 Nov 2019 | Status: Awaiting decision

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Utkinton and Cotebrook Final Draft Neighbourhood Plan 2019

These two documents represent the Draft Plan and the Amendments and Comments made in separate public consultations across the period November 2016 – September 2019.



They are available for statutory consultation beginning Wednesday 16th October through to Wednesday 4th December.  Comments can be submitted to:

or delivered to ‘Bramble Bank’, John Street, Utkinton, CW6 0LP

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Vandalism to cars parked outside Utkinton Village Hall – an apology

We have had a disturbing situation outside Utkinton Village Hall on Thursday 21st November. Beeston Young Farmers hired the hall for an event and parked a number of cars on John Street – despite being asked not to. Five cars were ‘keyed’ and damage sustained. If you have any information about this please get in touch with the Village Hall Committee.

Apology – I am told that it was on 20th November, not 21st. It doesn’t alter the situation though.


Or please contact the Police:

PC 4372 Philip MONKS | Winsford Beat Manager | Northwich LPU |

Northwich Police Station | Northwich |  Cheshire | CW9 5EP

(Office: 01606 36 4214 |(Mobile: 07971 562096 |

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Revised Planning Application – 19/04106/FUL (Westlands, Quarry Bank, Utkinton)

The parish has been asked to submit comments against this extension to ‘Westlands’ and, should you wish to comment, please do so by visiting www. and entering the application number 19/04106/FUL.  The deadline for any comments is 10th December.

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Utkinton Village Hall Quiz Night

A smashing and highly competitive quiz night saw seven teams competing for the main Prize (a Voucher from ‘The Boot’). The teams all had their grey matter tested by Quiz Master Richard Francis’s fiendishly difficult questions – a Great Raffle, some super refreshments and a pay-bar all added up to a night to remember.

Well done to all.

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Courier Issue 12 – 2019

The latest issue of the ‘Utkinton and Cotebrook Courier’ will be dropping on the doormats of households in the Parish over the next week.  However, if you can’t wait and would like to take a sneak peek, you can, by clicking on this link.

Its full of information about much that is going on in our two villages from Planning, to school fairs, the WI and lots more besides.

We would love to get your views on this newsletter so click on this link and tell us what you think and if there is something your would like to add.

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Utkinton Village Hall Quiz

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Utkinton Village Hall

Starts at 8:00 pm

Quiz Night with Raffle

Pay Bar

Entry £5.00 (includes refreshments)

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Anti-bullying Commission

Anti-Bullying Commission – Call for Evidence

The Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, Mr David Keane, has brought together a team of community representatives to look into the issue of bullying which he describes as ‘an epidemic among all generations in our society’.

As part of this review, the Commissioner has opened a call-for-evidence to give victims of bullying and those with experiences of bullying the opportunity to tell their story. As you may be aware from previous correspondence, this call-for-evidence will close on Saturday 30 November 2019.

In order to continue to raise awareness of the Anti-Bullying Commission and ensure as many people as possible are able to able to tell their story, please can you share this e-mail with your contacts and local residents in your communities.

The short online survey that will enable people to articulate their experiences of bullying is available via the following link:

Kind Regards,

Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner | 01606 364000

Stockton Heath Police Station | Grappenhall Road | Stockton Heath | Warrington | WA4 2AF

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Quiz Night – Utkinton Village hall

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