Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting  20th February 7.30pm.  At Sandymoor School.

Check meetings page for supporting documents.

Vacancies for Parish Councillors

There are vacancies on the above Council caused by the resignations of Jackie Watkins and Lauren Dower.

A by-election will be held if, within 14 days (not counting Saturdays and Sundays) from the date below, 10 electors for the parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.

The address of the Returning Officer is:

David W Parr
Returning Officer
Halton Borough Council
Municipal Building

If no such notice is given, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Parish Clerk

Dated: 1/10/19

Planning Application update October 2019



Halton Borough Council 

Development Control Committee HAS BEEN POSTPONED

will be sitting on 
Date: Monday 7th October 2019 6.30pm
Venue: The Board Room – Municipal Building, Widnes

Planning Applications to be determined at this Committee

19/00020/FUL—Sandymoor Local Centre

19/00325/FUL—Galliford Try Development 

The Development Control Committee Agendas have been published in relation to the above committee items.

Following the publication of the agenda,matters relating to material considerations have come to light, relating to both matters on the agenda, that require further consideration prior to determination of the application.

Once an agenda has been published the meeting must still take place. However, members will be advised that neither of the planning applications on the agenda can be considered by the Committee. Consequently members will be requested to defer consideration of these items to a later meeting. You will be informed when these items are to be considered closer to the time.”

This means that members of the public can still attend the meeting on 7th October, but the items will not be introduced and there will be no option to speak.

respect to the issues, the Committee reports will be updated to address the outstanding issues once these have been properly addressed.

Who are we?

Sandymoor is a civil parish in the borough of Halton, Cheshire, England. The parish lies in the eastern part of the town of Runcorn.

The Parish Council was formed to give all residents of Sandymoor a forum whereby they could have an input into the future development of the village and also raise any local issues or concerns.

Recent Parish Council meetings have seen many topics and issues discussed, and we hope that the level of attendance and community engagement will continue in 2019.


Financial assistance/funding

The Parish Council are seeking the views of all local residents on any future projects they would like to see, or suggestions to improve the facilities in and around Sandymoor.

If you would like to share your suggestions, and find out more information regarding how the Parish Council may be able to assist with funding for your future project or suggestion, please contact me, the Clerk, for a grant funding application form, via my email:

We also have a public meeting every month for you to air your views. The Agenda is posted on our notice boards prior to the meeting and also on our website

Local centre draft plans

If you have any questions or comments please email
This is a joint venture between Williams Tarr and Lane End Development and is subject to planning consent.


Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Read the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR)

Town Planning - Public Consultation on Local Plan – 4 January to 15 Feb 2018

This video explains the process:

The last Local Plan, the Halton Unitary Development Plan (UDP), was adopted in 2005. A Local Plan is a legally required plan that sets out how the Borough will look in 20 years’ time and is used to guide all town planning decisions made by the Council.

Over the last 12 years the UDP has been delivered, and the majority of the construction sites identified in the UDP have now become new housing, employment, retail & leisure. It is therefore time to prepare and adopt a new Local Plan to meet the Borough’s future needs.

The plan replacing the UDP will be called the “Delivery and Allocations Local Plan” (DALP). This plan contains the policies that guide development and a proposals map that shows different land uses across the Borough.

The first major step in preparing a new plan is to undertake a public consultation to seek the views of all interested parties on the draft policies and proposals map.

Suggested advice for constituents:

If residents contact you for information about the DALP, the key messages are as follows:

Once the Jan – Feb 2018 consultation is complete, all comments will be reviewed. A revised draft plan will then be prepared, and a second public consultation will happen in the second half of 2018. Following that second consultation, the draft plan is submitted to the Government for approval.


To find out more about the parish council please click on the About us menu at the top or Read More below


To check out what events are happening in the parish and when the next meeting is on please click the events menu at the top or our events below.


You can find the agendas or minutes either at the meeting menu above or the meetings button below

Your Parish Councillors

Simon Hurst


Bernadette Tarry


Adam Irvine

Parish Councillor

Colin McNulty

Parish Councillor

Steve Mahon

Parish Councillor

Tom Willett

Parish Councillor

Headshots took by Alex Brundrett