NO OBJECTIONS were raised when retrospective permission was sought for 10 new car parking spaces at a rural high school.
The application was made at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College on Eaton Road, Tarporley by Warren Beatty.
Mr Beatty told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council he was seeking approval for the spaces in a grass verge in the school grounds. They would be at the rear of 31-37 Nantwich Road.
No objections were raised by Tarporley Parish Council, although councillors pointed out the work was already complete.
There were also no objections from the highway authority.
The council's highways officer suggested, however, the school should ensure its travel plan was up to date to ensure car usage was reduced to a minimum.
Planners described the small area of additional parking as ‘modest’ and did not believe there would be any further loss of amenity for nearby occupiers.
Tree officers felt the parking could have a detrimental effect on an adjacent row of silver birch trees.
They accepted these were already in a ‘poor’ condition although they asked for replacement planting if any of the trees were removed.
The application was recommended for approval and the borough council agreed the parking could have permission.