“An Evening of Romantic and Love Songs’ – Cotebrook Village Hall 8th February


Why not get your partner in the mood for love on the approach of Valentine’s day. We have secured the services Vale Royal Singers who are a semi-professional choir who perform, not only for their own fun but for the pleasure of audiences and for charity events. They have performed at Chester Cathedral   providing Christmas concerts.  Their style is modern, including classics, and for your delectation the evenings performance will include romantic and love songs.

Entrance £10, to include tea, coffee and sandwiches during the interval.   (Beers and wine available to purchase.)

Please see the attached poster for full details and cost, which is to include a platter of sandwiches during the interval.

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Planning Application – Hollins Hill Farm, Quarry Bank


We have been notified of this application by CWaC Planning:

20/00167/FUL | Single storey extension (Amendment to 18/01947/FUL) | Hollins Hill Farm Quarry Bank Utkinton Tarporley Cheshire CW6 0LA

It is for a single storey extension to the side of the property.  If you wish to comment then the deadline is 11th February 2020.

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Proposed sign movements and speed limits in the Parish


A week or two ago our Chair had discussions with two senior managers from CWaC Highways with regard to three issues – we will outline them below:

  1. Relocation of the solar powered 30 mph speed sign on Quarry Bank
  2. The speeds around Cotebrook Church and Village Hall
  3. Extending the 20mph zone in Utkinton

So let us tell you more:

  • Relocation of the solar powered sign

Since its installation in the mid 2000s this sign has served as a warning of  speeds as you enter the village via Quarry Bank, however, over recent years it has begun to ‘not respond’ because it falls within the 20mph zone that CWaC put in place a couple of years ago.  Last year Cllr Moore-Dutton and Frank Tunney gained agreement from CWaC to their relocating this sign at no cost to the Parish and, following much to-ing and fro-ing it has been agreed that it will be relocated to the bus stop opposite Quarry Bank pointing towards Tirley Garth.  It should be remembered, however, that these are not cameras and do not count as mandatory speed signs but are reminders of the limits..

  • Road Speeds around Cotebrook Village Hall and St John’s Church.

We have also had discussions related to the road speeds on Stable Lane and Utkinton Lane immediately bounding the Village Hall and Church.  The CWaC Road Safety Engineer has agreed to put a case to the local police to reduce the speed limits to 30 mph in the area seen in the picture below

Once we know what is likely to happen we will let you know.

  • Extension of the 20mph Zone in Utkinton

We also asked the CWaC Road Safety Engineer as to the possibility of extending the recent 20mph zone to John Street and he has agreed to discuss this with the Highways team and the Chief Executive.  The diagram below shows what we proposed.  The blue dots show the current bust drop off points.

 

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Reporting potholes and other Highways Issues


The past couple of winters and the scarcity of financial resources have seen many of the roads, streets and lanes around the parish deteriorate and we have been asked many times to complain to CWaC, which we dutifully do.  However you, as a resident, or a Councillor or a business holder in the Parish have it in grasp to complain as well.  The attached PDF and PPTX show you how.  Its simple and painless and the more people that report potholes and the like, the more attention we are likely to receive.

Please take a look and encourage your neighbours to do so as well.

Register a Highway’s Issue  (a PDF)

Register a Highway’s Issue  (a Powerpoint Presentation)

If you register an issue please let us know the Reference Number – we can make sure it is followed up – please email:

utkintonandcotebrookclerk@gmail.com

or

utkintonpc@gmail.com

 

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VE Day Commemorations:


Today Tarporley Parish Council hosted a meeting – unfortunately I didn’t attend as I had forgotten to add it to my online calendar – the gist of which was how the Ward could commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day (for those who are wondering it stands for ‘Victory In Europe’).

The Government has already moved the May Bank Holiday from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th and is asking the people of the UK to commemorate the occasion in some way, or other.

From what we gather, Tarporley PC is looking to close the road and lay out tables and have street decorations for one of the days – Friday 8th May. There will be tables and chairs to enable residents and visitors to bring their own picnic or to buy food along a WW2 theme from shops and cafes along the High Street.

It is hoped to be able to provide some street entertainers as well.

So, we have a question for the residents of Cotebrook and Utkinton; “Would you like to participate in a commemoration by way of a BYO (Bring Your Own) Street Party in Tarporley?

Or would you prefer to attend something more local at either of our excellent village halls, or perhaps at Rose Farm or even the grassed area behind Woodlands Close?

What would you like to do? Could you offer help?

If you would like to answer to any of the above questions please write to us via utkintonpc@gmail.com or utkintonandcotebrookclerk@gmail.com

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Notice of Casual Vacancy for Parish Councillor.


Casual Vacancy Notice UCPC 16012020

The above notice is valid from today Thursday 16th January 2020 until close of play on Tuesday 4th February (14 working days) a transcript follows.

UTKINTON AND COTEBROOK PARISH COUNCIL

 CASUAL VACANCY

PARISH OF UTKINTON AND COTEBROOK

NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that A VACANCY HAS BEEN DECLARED ON THE ABOVE PARISH COUNCIL FOR A MEMBER TO REPRESENT UTKINTON & COTEBROOK PARISH.

ANY TEN ELECTORS IN THE AREA MAY CALL AN ELECTION BY WRITING TO:

THE RETURNING OFFICER

CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER COUNCIL

COUNCIL OFFICES, 4 CIVIC WAY

ELLESMERE PORT, CH65 0BE

REQUESTING THAT AN ELECTION BE HELD TO FILL THE SAID VACANCY, SUCH REQUEST TO BE MADE WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS (NOT COUNTING SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND BANK HOLIDAYS) FROM THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE.

IN THE EVENT OF NO ELECTION BEING CALLED, THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL FILL THE VACANCY BY CO-OPTION.

DATED …16th January 2020

SIGNED…Diane Jones, CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL

 

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Updates to ‘Dates for your diary’


2020

25th January  – ‘ Burns Night Supper’ – Cotebrook Village Hall

                                Tickets £35 include welcome drink and 3-course meal

Saturday February 1st – Cotebrook Village Hall

Open Day at Cotebrook Village Hall 2pm to 5pm.Considering a venue for an event , club or class? Come and look at the fantastic, recently refurbished hall. Meet the team and discuss your requirements, light refreshments will be provided. Alternatively, contact Judith Walters on 01829760513/07711243521 or email judithmjones@hotmail.com

Saturday February 8th – Cotebrook Village Hall

An Evening  of Romantic and Love Songs and short Poetry Readings with Vale Royal Singers , conducted by Musical Director Margaret Corlett, at Cotebrook Village Hall. Tickets are £10 to include an interval platter of sandwiches with tea and coffee. Beer and wine can be bought on the night.  For further information and tickets contact Judith Walters on 01829760513/07711243521 or email judthmjones@hotmail.com

Tuesday February 11th – Cotebrook Village Hall

Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council – starts 7:30 pm

Wednesday February 12th –   Utkinton Village Hall;

Utkinton WI – Peter Folan will be talking about “Birds and their secrets”

Tuesday March 10th – Utkinton Village Hall

Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council – Starts 7:30 pm

Wednesday March 11th – Utkinton Village Hall

Utkinton WI – Jane Hitchen will be taking us through “Scams Awareness”

Wednesday April 8th – Utkinton Village Hall

Utkinton WI – Charles Hardy from the “Chocolate Shop” will be giving us a talk and demonstration of making chocolates.

Tuesday April 14th – Cotebrook Village Hall

Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council – Starts 7:30 pm

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Two new Planning Applications for Utkinton


To view both applications in full go to https://pa.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/online-applications/  and type in the application reference.  Please note the dates for comments 

i)    Planning Consultation 19/04545/FUL – Sidebottom Farm

Download PDF file here ufm43    to see full application go to Notification of Application under the Planning Acts

DATE: 14 January 2020

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Development Management (Planning) Team has received an application in respect of the following:

Site Address: Sidebottom Farm Stable Lane Utkinton Tarporley CW6 0JL

Proposal: Two storey extension to Farm House, conversion and extension of barns to create two dwellings, erection of two detached garage/ stores

Reference Number: 19/04545/FUL

How to comment online:

If you want to comment on this application or view all the application documents (including supporting documentation) please use our online Public Access system at http://pa.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/online-applications/.

If you have any comments, please submit them by: 4 February 2020

We will not determine the application before this date. If you need more time, for example where the application raises complex issues, please contact the case officer to discuss.

1. To discuss this application in more detail, please contact the case officer as detailed above. If no case officer is shown, contact one of the following officers:

  • Bethan Armstrong (Principal Planning Officer) – 01244 977738
  • Steve Lewis (Principal Planning Officer) – 01244 977734
  • Catherine Reay (Principal Planning Officer) – 01244 977975

2. If you require paper copies of plans or other documentation, please submit all requests in writing as soon as possible to planning@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk. Any such requests should provide precise details of the information required. If unsure, then please contact the case officer or named officers above to discuss.

3. We are required by law to allow 21 days for consultation. If you need longer, then please contact the case officer or named officer above as soon as possible to discuss.

4. Please note that under the Access to Information Act 1985 any comments you submit will be available for public inspection and may be copied on request.

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Consultee: P0003 Letter Ref: DC/AO665/Q2TPTVTEGQY1H

5. In the event that an appeal is made against a decision of the Council to refuse to grant planning permission for a proposed householder development or minor commercial development, and that appeal then proceeds by way of the written representations procedure, any representations made to the Council about this application will be passed to the Secretary of State and there will be no opportunity to make further representations.

6. This notice has been served because to do so is required by one or more of the following: the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) Order 2015, Town and Country Planning (Listed Buildings and

ii) Planning Consultation 20/00023/FUL – Ridgehill Cottage

Notification of Application under the Planning Acts

DATE: 14 January 2020

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Development Management (Planning) Team has received an application in respect of the following:

Site Address: Ridgehill Cottage Fishers Green Utkinton Tarporley Cheshire CW6 0JG

Proposal: Single storey rear extension

Reference Number: 20/00023/FUL

Case Officer:

Ward: Tarporley

Parish: Utkinton And Cotebrook

How to commentonline:

If you want to comment on this application or view all the application documents (including supporting documentation) please use our online Public Access system at http://pa.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/online-applications/.

If you have any comments, please submit them by:

4 February 2020

We will not determine the application before this date. If you need more time, for example where the application raises complex issues, please contact the case officer to discuss.

1. To discuss this application in more detail, please contact the case officer as detailed above. If no case officer is shown, contact one of the following officers:

  • Bethan Armstrong (Principal Planning Officer) – 01244 977738
  • Steve Lewis (Principal Planning Officer) – 01244 977734
  • Catherine Reay (Principal Planning Officer) – 01244 977975

2. If you require paper copies of plans or other documentation, please submit all requests in writing as soon as possible to planning@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk. Any such requests should provide precise details of the information required. If unsure, then please contact the case officer or named officers above to discuss.

3. We are required by law to allow 21 days for consultation. If you need longer, then please contact the case officer or named officer above as soon as possible to discuss.

4. Please note that under the Access to Information Act 1985 any comments you submit will be available for public inspection and may be copied on request.

5. In the event that an appeal is made against a decision of the Council to refuse to grant planning permission for a proposed householder development or minor commercial development, and that appeal then proceeds by way of the written representations procedure, any representations made to the Council about this application will be passed to the Secretary of State and there will be no opportunity to make further representations.

6. This notice has been served because to do so is required by one or more of the following: the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) Order 2015, Town and Country Planning (Listed Buildings and

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Planning Appeal – Fox and Barrel Development – Cotebrook


We have just been notified of this planning appeal by the Applicants to the notice of refusal by Cheshire West and Chester Planning Department.  If you would wish to submit a representation please note the final date for submissions is:

11th February 2020

The letter is shown below and also as a attached as a PDF file – ufm47

 

Development Management
Planning Service
Cheshire West And Chester Council
4 Civic Way Ellesmere Port CH65 0BE
Tel: 0300 123 7027
Email: planning.appeals@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Web: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Appeal under Section 78

Date

8 January 2020

 

Site Address: Land Adjacent Fox and Barrel Public House , Tarporley Road,

Cotebrook, Tarporley, CW6 9DZ,

Description of development: Erection of four dwellings,
Application reference: 19/01315/OUT
Appellant’s name: Clay Rose Homes Ltd
Planning Inspector ref: APP/A0665/W/19/3241633
Appeal reference: 20/00003/REF
Appeal start date: 7 January 2020

I refer to the above details. An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the decision of Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council to refuse to grant planning permission for the above proposal.

The appeal will be determined on the basis of a hearing. The procedure to be followed is set out in the Town and Country Planning (Hearings Procedure) (England) Rules 2000.

We have forwarded all the representations made to us on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant. These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so:

All representations must be received by 11 February 2020. Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations. All representations must quote the reference APP/A0665/W/19/3241633.

 Please note that any representations you submit to the Planning Inspectorate will be copied to the appellant and this local planning authority and will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

The appeal documents can be inspected on the Council’s website at www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk. Should you wish to view the documents at the customer contact centre, please contact the Council, using the contact details overleaf, to arrange a suitable date and time.

You can get a copy of one of the Planning Inspectorate’s “Guide to taking part in planning appeals” booklets free of charge from the Planning Portal at www.planningportal.co.uk/pcs

When made, the decision will be published on the Planning Portal.

If you have any questions please contact the Customer Support Team at the Planning Inspectorate on 0303 444 5000.

Yours faithfully Development Planning

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Planning Appeal – The Old Haulage Yard, Cotebrook


We have just been notified of this planning appeal by the Applicants to the notice of refusal by Cheshire West and Chester Planning Department.  If you would wish to submit a representation please note the final date for submissions is:

7th February 2020

The letter is shown below and also as a attached as a PDF file – ufm19

 

Development Management
Planning Service
Cheshire West And Chester Council
4 Civic Way Ellesmere Port CH65 0BE
Tel: 0300 123 7027
Email: planning.appeals@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Web: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Dear Sir/Madam

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Appeal under Section 78

Date   6 January 2020

 

Site Address: Land At, Tarporley Road, Delamere, Northwich, ,
Description of development: Erection of detached dwelling
Application reference: 19/02541/OUT
Appellant’s name: Mr Billington
Planning Inspector ref: APP/A0665/W/19/3241527
Appeal reference: 20/00001/REF
Appeal start date: 3 January 2020

 

I refer to the above details. An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the decision of Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council to refuse to grant planning permission for the above proposal.

The appeal will be determined on the basis of written representations. The procedure to be followed is set out in Part 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Written Representations Procedure) (England) Regulations 2009.

We have forwarded all the representations made to us on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant. These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so:

All representations must be received by 7 February 2020. Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations. All representations must quote the reference APP/A0665/W/19/3241527.

Please note that any representations you submit to the Planning Inspectorate will be copied to the appellant and this local planning authority and will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

The appeal documents can be inspected on the Council’s website at www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk. Should you wish to view the documents at the customer contact centre, please contact the Council, using the contact details overleaf, to arrange a suitable date and time.

You can get a copy of one of the Planning Inspectorate’s “Guide to taking part in planning appeals” booklets free of charge from the Planning Portal at www.planningportal.co.uk/pcs

When made, the decision will be published on the Planning Portal.

If you have any questions please contact the Customer Support Team at the Planning Inspectorate on 0303 444 5000.

Yours faithfully Development Planning

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