Tarporley Today

Tarporley today is a sought after, picturesque village and thriving rural service centre.

Tarporley Today

Today Tarporley village centre has a good range of shops and local facilities clustered around the High Street. Local facilities include a well-used community centre, a high school (Tarporley High School) and a primary school (Tarporley Church of England Primary School). Grade II* listed St Helen’s Church is set back from the High Street and dates from the 15th century.

Industrial and Commercial

Within the village Tarporley has a small industrial estate, Tarporley Business Park with 8 units totalling 800 sq m and this is fully occupied. There are also workshops on Park Road and a business park on Birch Heath Road. Adjoining Tarporley is also Portal Business Park with 15 units totalling 2500 sq m.


The resident population is well qualified with 40.9% of 16 year olds and over having Level 4 or above qualifications compared to 29.4% in Cheshire West and Chester and 27.4% in England. 21.6% of the working age population has a professional occupation compared to 18% in the local authority area and 17.5% in England, and 14.8% have associate professional or technical occupations compared to 12.3% in Cheshire West and Chester and 12.8% in England.


Tarporley Parish has a number of environmental designations, wells and watercourses. The environmental constraints in the Parish are shown on Map 2 below. The Parish has one Habitat Designation in the National Inventory of Woodland and Trees (England): this is located off Brook Road. It has two Landscape Designations: urban, suburban, grass and arable land use classes from the Dudley Stamp Land Use Inventory are located within the Parish boundary and the Parish is within the Natural England National Character Areas 61 Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire Plain and 62 Cheshire Sandstone Ridge5. Vale Royal Adopted Local Plan identified an area of Special Countryside Value (Policy NE11) to the north and east of the village and there is a Regionally Important Geological Site (RIGS) in the north of the Parish, just off Rode Street comprising the Tarporley Siltstone Formation, Mercia Mudstone Group, Triassic Period. There is also a Local Wildlife Site (LWS) in the west of the Parish at a pond approximately 400m south east of Iddinshall Rough and another Local Wildlife Site just outside the Parish Boundary at Rode Street, and a Historic Park and Garden at Portal House.
The Parish has two Rural Designations – Statutory: Nitrate Sensitive Areas are located within the Parish boundary and a Scheduled Monument is located within the grounds of St Helen’s Church. The Parish has three Rural Land-Based Schemes: two Countryside Stewardship.


Agreements (England) are located within the Parish boundary at Ash Hill House and Back Lanes, various Environmental Stewardship Agreements (England) at ‘Entry Level’ are located mainly west of the High Street and in the north and south east parts of the Parish and there are two Woodland Grant Schemes 3 (England) off Brook Road and along Park Road and west of the houses along Woodlands Way. Tarporley Parish is within the Mersey Forest area.
Two wells are located on Ordnance Survey maps; one at Salterswell House and one at Hill Farm. Anecdotal evidence suggests that there may be more wells in the village. There are numerous small ponds and watercourses within the Parish boundary, with two main watercourses; Wettenhall Brook that runs along the southern Parish boundary and a tributary of Waterless Brook.
The village is surrounded by fields and this agricultural land provides a rural setting to the village. The approach into Tarporley from the north along Rode Street is the only remaining approach into the village which is unaffected by extensive modern development.


Vale Royal Supplementary Planning Document 5 – Landscape Character6 describes the local landscape character around Tarporley. Tarporley Sandstone Fringe wraps around the western edge of the Southern Sandstone Ridge in the north to Tarporley in the south. Fields are small to medium, dating from the medieval period or earlier and are enclosed by hawthorn hedges or low sandstone walls. There are numerous ponds and brooks and two small woodland blocks near Waterless Brook.
The Tarporley Village Design Statement7 describes the local landscape character in more detail. The Neighbourhood Development Plan offers the opportunity of reviewing and updating the guidelines set out in the Village Design Statement and incorporating these principles into the planning policies in the Plan, as policies in development plans carry more weight in decision making than supplementary planning documents (SPDs).


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Around the world in wine with Jon from Define!

November 22, 2017, 7:00pm

On Wednesday 22 November, we will be hosting our Wine Night with Jon from our award-winning wine merchant, Define Wine. Enjoy a trip around the world as you taste eight stunning wines and discover th...

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This book was left leaning against a wall outside of a house on Brook Road.

Is this another one of those “Burgle this house or steal this car later” signs or is there a more innocent explanation?
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Tarporley Christmas Lights Switch On Event
Friday 1st December 6 pm to 7 pm.
Around the old chestnut tree, beside the Chestnut Pavilion, opposite the Co-op.

Father Christmas will be taking time away from his busy duties, to make an appearance and speak to the children at his grotto. Tarporley Silver Band will be playing. The Primary School Choir and Decibellas Women's Choir will be leading the Carol singing and Tarporley Rotary will be selling mulled wine, hot chestnuts, burgers etc. The lights will be switched on at around 6:45 pm.

This year is a very special event, being 100 years since the last Christmas of World War One - although, of course, people did not know that at the time. Come and learn a little more about how Christmas was affected in World War 1. The Tarporley Remembers 2018 campaign was launched this week, as you may have noticed in Tarporley News. See www.facebook.com/tarporleyremembers/ for more details and how to get involved.

Fund raising at the event will be in aid of Tarporley War Memorial Hospital and Tarporley Rotary Club local charities.

Many of you will know this is a very popular event in Tarporley’s calendar. So to ensure we can all enjoy ourselves without any mishaps, parents are asked to please supervise your children at all times and not to let your children climb onto, or run around on, the mound under the chestnut tree.

A big thank you to everyone involved in making this event happen:

Santa - for taking the time to visit us.
Tarporley Rotary Club for running the stalls
Tarporley 41 Club for putting up the Christmas trees this morning and helping Santa at the event.
Tarporley Primary School Choir
Decibellas Women’s Choir
Tarporley Silver Band
James Blackford for the staging.
Cheshire Lamonts for the electrical supply for the lights and for funding the Carol sheets - and for the mince pies and prosecco (donations in aid of TWMH and The Railway Children)
Emma and Victoria, of the Tarporley Remembers 2018 campaign, for designing the Carol Sheet.
Tarporley Parish Council for organising the event and providing the marshals
Any other volunteer helpers I’ve missed - please let us know.
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