Parish Council

Welcome to the Hanwell Village web site. This section of the site will keep you up to date on Parish Council news, in particular planning matters that could affect the village in the future.

About Hanwell Village

Hanwell is a small village of approximately 120 houses. It is situated three miles from the centre of Banbury in Oxfordshire and is linked to the town by the Warwick Road (B4100) and the Southam Road (A423) connecting with the small village road.

The majority of the village is contained within a conservation area with two historic listed buildings on its southern boundary, St. Peter’s Church and Hanwell Castle with its medieval fish ponds, together with many old houses and cottages.
Conservation Area Appraisal by Cherwell District Council, August 2007.

LATEST – Development north of Hanwell Fields 
Cherwell District Council published a new Draft Local Plan in August 2012 for public consultation. One of the main issues it addresses is a serious shortage of available housing land in Cherwell and in Banbury in particular. No new development is suggested for Hanwell village itself. The bad news for Hanwell is that once again there is a strong possibility of a large number of houses being built north of Hanwell Fields, bringing the town another step closer: Update on Local Plan

The Parish Council has consistently opposed the expansion of Hanwell Fields towards Hanwell. Plans by Persimmon Homes to build 400 houses were refused in 2007 after a Planning Appeal Inquiry: Previous Hanwell Fields application

Proposed Ironstone Windfarm by Regeneco

Plans were submitted to Cherwell District Council in September 2011 by Regeneco for a wind monitoring mast on farmland between Hanwell and Shotteswell.

At the same time Regeneco have announced that they have proposals to build a windfarm of between 5 and 8 large turbines on this land. A windfarm of this scale would be totally out of place in this landscape and would have a devastating impact on Hanwell and other local villages.

The application for the wind monitoring mast was dismissed on appeal in June 2012. For more information see Windfarm