On Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November 2022, the local community took part in the Vision for Harrington Community Planning Weekend (CPW) to help shape the Vision for Harrington, a sustainable 21st century community with all the best attributes of a traditional small market town. The summary Vision broadsheet can be viewed here and the full presentation can be viewed here.
Vision Report Back Online Webinar
On Tuesday 22 November there was a second chance to view the Vision presentation at an online webinar. The video recording can be seen below.
Artist's Impression of Harrington Market Place
A distinct new settlement designed to respond to its landscape setting and prevent coalescence with nearby villages; an integrated movement network prioritising active travel within Harrington and enhanced public transport and cycle connectivity to surrounding towns and villages; a diversity of workspaces and homes for people of all incomes set within 20 minute neighbourhoods focussed on community hubs with local services; at least half the land set aside for green infrastructure with space for recreation, food growing and enhanced biodiversity and water management, and; a focus on building an enterprising and supportive community. These are just some of the ideas to emerge at the Vision for Harrington Community Planning Weekend held on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November 2022 at the Belfry Hotel, Milton Common.
Artist's Impression of Harrington Homes
Artist's Impression of Harrington Mobility Hub
The challenges facing Oxfordshire are big – whether it’s tackling the climate emergency, improving connectivity for rural communities or creating the jobs and working environments of the future. At the same time, as people are living longer and there has been a second ‘baby boom’, many local families are unable to afford or even find a decent home – so new homes are desperately needed.
Harrington offers a chance to deliver the sustainable growth, including the workspaces and homes South Oxfordshire needs, without developing around historic communities, in the green belt or the Chilterns AONB.
Artist's Impression Harrington Park
In late October and early November 2022 the local community was invited by JTP, on behalf of Summix, to help shape the Vision for Harrington, a proposed sustainable 21st century community. There were chances to visit roadshows, give views online and participate in workshops at the Vision for Harrington Community Planning Weekend.
Vision Report Back
Following the roadshows and workshops, the JTP-led team analysed and summarised the outcomes and drew up a Vision for Harrington. The Vision was reported back to the local community on Tuesday 15 November at Oxford Belfry Hotel. This broadsheet summarising the Vision was handed out to the audience after the presentation.
Following the Community Planning Weekend, the Vision for Harrington will inform submissions made by the Summix team to the Joint Local Plan process for South Oxfordshire District Council and the Vale of White Horse District Council. This Joint Local Plan will focus on the new homes, infrastructure, jobs and other important considerations needed in the future development of the area.
For more information visit harringtonnewsettlement.co.uk, email email@example.com, write to Freepost JTP (no stamp required) or call Freephone 0800 0126 730.