Welcome to the Keep Harwell Rural website
The aim of the Keep Harwell Rural (KHR) Campaign is to give residents of Harwell the opportunity to have a voice in matters that affect the future of the village. We are particularly concerned about the expansion of Didcot and how this might affect the rural character of Harwell.
This website gives a taste of what we do. You can see how the plans for the expansion of Didcot developed, what is proposed for the future and how we are reacting to it.
KHR works closely with Harwell Parish Council, but is independent of any statutory body. If you would like to know more about KHR or would like to join us in shaping the future of Harwell get in touch.
Whilst we do our best to consult within the village, and try to represent the opinions of many people in the village, we are primarily a campaigning group whose main concern is to preserve the integrity of the village and to “Keep Harwell Rural”.
What’s to be done next by KHR:
- Comment on the Draft Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2029 by the deadline of 9 May 2013, especially the plans for ‘Valley Park’.
- Continue to argue the case for the Link Roads including a ‘Harwell By-Pass’.
- If satisfactory changes are not made to the VWH Local Plan 2029, present a case when it goes to a Planning Inspector at a Public Examination.
WHAT’S IN THE VWH LOCAL PLAN FOR HARWELL?
KHR will try again to get VWH to reduce the scale of Valley Park so that there is no development south of the Harwell – Didcot road and so that there is a meaningful rural gap between Harwell village and the edge of the expanded Didcot.
HELP US TO SHRINK VALLEY PARK!
|Read our response to VWH|
|Read our Harwell News summary|