A PUBLIC art display is set to be created at the edge of a village near Didcot as part of planning agreement for a new housing estate.

The new artwork will be installed in Harwell as agreed by developers Vistry Group which is building new properties at Linden Homes’ Didcot Grove development at the eastern edge of the village.

Vistry Group has commissioned artists Julie Edwards and Ron Thompson, of Planet Art, to deliver the project.

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The married couple, who have worked together for the past 20 years, are currently researching the area and looking at various sources for inspiration.

The project is in its early stages and the duo are keen to discuss different idea with residents.

Herald Series: Julie Edwards and Ron Thompson, of Planet Art. Julie Edwards and Ron Thompson, of Planet Art.

Mrs Edwards said: “So far, we’ve been examining the local fauna and flora, the famous Harwell cherries and local orchards, as well as the Diamond Light Source centre at Harwell Science and Innovation campus.

“We’ve been drawing up lots of ideas but are keen to hear from residents because it will ultimately impact them the most.”

Alix Laflin, marketing manager for Vistry Thames Valley, added: “A lot of hard work and dedication has already gone into the project and we’re looking forward to residents getting involved and putting forward some of their own ideas - we already can’t wait to see the finished result.”

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To get in touch with Planet Art, call 07906 115979 or email planetartsculpture@gmail.com


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @Geeharland

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