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Hands off Hanwell - Vistry!
Hanwell is no stranger to the large-scale housing developments that now surround the historic ironstone village to the south. But this time it's different.
There is now a real possibility that Hanwell could be swallowed by housing developments, becoming a suburb of Banbury and losing its rural village identity if developers and landowners get their way.
In August Vistry Homes submitted a screening opinion application to Cherwell District Council to build 170 houses on the fields between Hanwell and Banbury. The Council responded with a request that the developer completes an Environmental Impact Assessment, which is currently being carried out on fields in question.
Residents have formed a new community action group called ‘Keep Hanwell Village Rural’. The group is made up of residents in Hanwell and in neighbouring villages.
October 2022. Residents gather to protect their village's identity and farmed landscape.
Here's what could happen to Hanwell
How to help
Fundraise & Give
Please help to fundraise by organising events. Every penny donated to the campaign will be spent on expert advice to Keep Hanwell Village Rural and fight the developers!
Keep Hanwell Village Rural in the News
Action group is formed to protect village from being absorbed into Banbury
Banbury Guardian, 18/10/2022
Oxfordshire villagers form community action group
Oxford Mail, 18/10/2022
Action Group Committee Members
Keep Hanwell Village Rural Action Group
Chair: Chris Brant, 07828580040
Vice Chair: Derek Adams
Treasurer: Tom Sadler
Secretary: Hazel Skiwirzynska
Action Group Committee Members:
Gail Collingwood Turner
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