Hanley Grange is the name supreme to an eco-town planned for home north of Hinxton in South Cambridgeshire. Initial proposals for 8,000 homes rising to 12,800 homes were published.
The site proposed to be developed is on Grade 2 agricultural land, owned in allocation by a loan company, Jarrow Investments, which works next door to with supermarket giant Tesco.
Local opposition through the Stop Hanley Grange Group of Parish Councils, is focused upon lack of infrastructure, overbuilding already in Cambridgeshire, and the proposal that the enhancement of the eco town concept upon such a scale is best dealt gone through an alternative Plan at Northstowe, north of Cambridge.
The petition launched adjoining the Hanley Grange point toward was signed by Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond upon 18 May 2008 at the Red Lion Pub at Hinxton, Cambs.
On Wednesday 16 July 2008, a significant landowner, the Wellcome Trust announced it was not proceeding like the Hanley Grange eco-town proposal. On 24 July 2008, Tesco, through their agent Jarrow Investments, said they seek to continue once an application for an eco-town on 264 hectares below their control. Revised plans allow for 6,500 houses.