Consultations - Planning Policy

Draft Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan Document

A consultation on the Draft Gypsy and Traveller DPD which ran from 10 July 2017 - 4 September 2017 has now closed. The responses will be published on the website in due course.

LPP2 Main Modifications Consultation

The Council has prepared a schedule of Main Modifications, which reflect matters raised in the Inspector's Note of Initial Findings, together with a schedule of Additional Modifications which the Council is proposing to add further clarity in response to matters raised.

Both schedules are published for consultation for 6 weeks from 28 October until noon on 12 December 2016.

The Modification schedules, tracked-change version of LPP2 showing all Modifications and proposed edits, together with the Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment(SA/SEA) and updated evidence, can also be viewed online on the City Council's website

Your comments should be sent using the online consultation system here; or by using the form provided on the LPP2 webpage (  and be submitted online, by post or by email to; Completed paper forms, which are available at the places where the Plan and Modifications can be inspected should be returned to the City Offices at the above address. All responses must be received no later than noon on 12 December 2016.

Please be aware that all comments we receive will be publicly available and will be included on our website.

Publication (Pre-Submission) Local Plan Part 2

The consultation on the Publication (Pre-Submission) Local Plan Part 2 ran from 6 November until noon 21 December 2015.  You can find further information via this link:


Bishop's Waltham Draft Village Design Statement (VDS)

Consultation on the Bishop's Waltham Draft VDS ran from 4 November until midday on Thursday 3rd December 2015. You can find further information via this link:

Shedfield Draft Village Design Statement (VDS)

Consultation on the Shedfield Draft VDS ran from 21 October until midday on Friday 20th November 2015. You can find further information via this link:  

Denmead Village Design Statement: local consultation.

Following adoption of the Denmead Neighbourhood Plan, Denmead Parish Council held a local consultation on revisions to the Village Design Statement (VDS) between 3 August to 11 September 2015. The draft document and can be found on the Parish Council's website:- 

Once the Parish Council submits the draft VDS to Winchester City Council for adoption, the City Council will carry out a formal consultation in compliance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. This consultation will be advertised in due course on this web page.

Customer Service - How well are we doing? 

Delivery of excellent customer service is a key corporate priority for Winchester City Council. The Strategic Planning Team deals with many enquiries and holds consultation events on a regular basis. We created a short survey based on how well you think we communicate with you and how well we respond to your specific enquiries.  This survey closed on 30 June 2015.

Draft Local Plan Part 2:Development Management and Site Allocations. 24 October to 12.00 midday 5 December 2014.

Comments made will be published on the website as soon as possible after the close of the consultation.  For further information, please visit the following web page:-

Draft High Quality Places Supplementary Planning Document. 24 October to 5pm 5 December 2014.

For further information, please visit the following web page:-

Denmead Neighbourhood Plan Consultation. 29 September to 5pm 11 November 2014.

For further information, please visit the following web page:-

Local Plan Part 2 - Informal consultations with local communities.

The City Council worked with communities to identify their development needs in more detail and to explore which sites, if any, should be allocated to meet these needs. Consultations with local communities in the settlements affected were held during 2013 and early 2014, with the final informal consultations ending 4 April 2014 (Winchester Town). Please visit the following webpage to find out more information on where and when these consultations took place:-

Consultation on the South Wonston Draft Village Design Statement 2nd October 2013 until 5.00 pm on Friday 1st November 2013.

Click here to visit the webpage and view the document.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule - Submission: 26 July 2013 to 23 August 2013 (12 noon deadline)

Winchester City Council submitted it's CIL Draft Charging Schedule for examination and ran a consultation on the Statement of Modifications between: Friday 26 July to Friday 23 August 2013 (12.00 noon deadline)

To find more out about Winchester City Council's CIL Draft Charging Schedule and download the submission documents, please visit the CIL submission webpage by clicking on the following link: CIL Submission - Draft Charging Schedule and Statement of Modifications


CIL Draft Charging Schedule:12 April 2013 to 24 May 2013 (12 noon deadline)

Winchester City Council consulted on its proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) rates through a Draft Charging Schedule. The consultation period ran from Friday 12 April 2013 to Friday 24 May 2013 (12 noon deadline). All consultation and background documents can be viewed by clicking on the following weblink: CIL  Draft Charging Schedule - Open for Comments


CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule: 14 December 2012 to 1 February 2013

Winchester City Council consulted on its proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) rates through a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule. The consultation period ran from Friday 14 December 2012 to Friday 1 February 2013.  All consultation and background documents can be viewed by clicking on the following weblink: CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule

Local Plan Part 1 - Joint Core Strategy Submission: 18 June 2012 to 30 July 2012

Local Plan Part 1 was Submitted to the Secretary of State on the 18 June 2012, after publishing the Plan for a six week period earlier in the year for representations on its ‘soundness’.   Between the 18 June 2012 to 30 July 2012, there was an opportunity to update comments on the Pre-Submission Local Plan Part 1, or make new comments related to the Council’s Schedule of Modifications or the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework. 

Responses to the Schedule of Modifications and the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework can be viewed at:

The Examination Hearings will commence on 30 October 2012  at 09:45 with a Pre Hearing Meeting on 12 September at 2:00pm (in the Guildhall Winchester). Further details are available at:  

Local Plan Part 1 - Joint Core Strategy Pre-Submission Consultation: 25 January to 12 March 2012

The Winchester District Core Strategy has recently been renamed as Winchester District Local Plan Part 1 - Joint Core Strategy, to reflect the changes in Government policy and the emphasis on localism and local plans, and given the fact that it is produced jointly with the South Downs National Park Authority.

The consultation for the Pre-Submission ran from 25 January to 12 March 2012. Further information can be found on the Pre-Submission page.

The responses to the Pre-Submission consultation can be viewed by following this link

Plans for Places… after Blueprint: 27 June to 8 August 2011

Following the Blueprint exercise, where communities from across the District told us how they wanted housing, employment and community facilities to be provided in their areas, Plans for Places was our response and suggests how this should be translated into a development strategy for the Winchester District up to 2031.

The consultation period ran from 27 June 2011 to 5pm on 8 August 2011.

Use the following weblink to take you directly to the Plans for Places document : Plans for Places...after Blueprint

Blueprint: 4 October to 10 December 2010

The Blueprint Consultation was open between 4 October 2010 and10 December 2010.

Parish Councils and local groups were encouraged to run their own events and many took the lead by not only organising their own events, but encouraging other local groups and individuals to participate and then coordinating responses to send back to Winchester City Council.

The feedback will be discussed at the LDF(Cabinet) on 23 February 2011 and can be viewed on the Blueprint responses page.

For further details on Blueprint please click here

Core Strategy - Preferred Option Consultation: 14 May to 3 July 2009

The consultation on the Preferred Option was open between 14 May and 5pm on the 3rd July 2009. All the comments sent into the Council on the Preferred Option document have been loaded onto our website.

You can view a copy of the comments by clicking on the link below, however please be aware that due to the sheer volume of comments received, the site may take some time to load; your patience is appreciated.

To view a copy of the comments sent to the Council on the Preferred Option, please click on this link.

For further details on the Preferred Option Stage of the Core Strategy please click here

As part of the consultation on the Core Strategy Preferred Option, a series of exhibitions were held around the District to provide information on the content and role of the Preferred Option. At the exhibitions officers answered questions about the Core Strategy and the LDF in general. The times and dates that the exhibitions took place are set out below.

Core Strategy - Stakeholder meetings: September 2008

During September 2008 the City Council held a series of meetings with invited partner organisations to discuss the different options put forward during the Issues and Options consultation held early in the year.

The meetings were held in five locations across the district; New Alresford, Bishops Waltham, Whiteley, Wickham and Winchester. They were an opportunity for a variety of topics to be discussed.

The results will be fed into both the preparation of the Core Strategy and the refresh of the Strategic Community Strategy.

The key points from each meeting are set out below. These are summary points from the meetings rather than a comprehensive record and the points listed do not necessarily represent a consensus view.

Core Strategy - Issues and Options Consultation: 3 January to 15 February 2008.

The consultation on the Issues and Options paper for the Core Strategy was open between 3 January and 15 February 2008.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to send us their views on the Issues and Options document. Nearly 3,000 individuals and organisations submitted comments. More information on the Issues and Options comments.

Core Strategy Issues and Options Workshops (January 2008):
In addition to the questionnaire, during January 2008 we invited you to take part in workshops which were held across the District. Over 1,000 people attended these events. Thank you to everyone who participated. Summaries of the events can be read by clicking on the locations below.

To find out more about the Core Strategy please click here

Live for the Future: February to March 2007

In February and March 2007 we held a series of community events to gather information for our Local Development Framework and Community Strategy. A huge thank you to everyone who attended or took the time to fill in a questionnaire.

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