City Council pleased with response to LDF workshops held so far

Press Release: 22/01/2008

A total of almost 700 residents have attended the seven public workshops which have so far taken place about the new Local Development Framework and the Issues and Options for the Winchester district .

With two events still to go, Winchester City Council is thanking residents for their time and interest in this important issue and hopes that people will put their comments down in writing to help inform the next stage of the process.

Cllr George Beckett. Leader of the Council said, “I am really pleased with the excellent response. With nearly 700 people attending so far with 2 events to go it shows there is a genuine interest in how the new Local Development Framework process will work for the Winchester District, and this input from members of the public really is most helpful.

“We have listened to constructive and sometimes difficult debates across all the venues and have received a good deal of positive feedback from many of them. We hope that the remaining two venues are equally well attended and we encourage people to have a look at the options and make a written response to the overall plan either by writing to us, emailing us or filling in the questionnaire”.

The remaining two venues are:
22 Jan 2008 - Littleton Millenium Memorial Hall
24 Jan 2008 - Wickham Community Centre, Wickham
Both events start at 7pm, but please register your interest if you wish to attend either on the website or by calling 01962 840 222.

The City Council is still asking people to comment in writing on the proposals and this can be done by letter, email, or by completing a questionnaire. The document and questionnaire can be downloaded from our LDF pages ; an on-line questionnaire is also available. Paper copies of the document can also be viewed or purchased at Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LJ. Deadline for comments is Friday 15 February.