Excellent Response to LDF Workshops

A new date has been added to the series of workshops being held on the Local Development Framework, after a surge of interest by local residents.

Four of the seven 'Live for the Future' workshops are now fully booked including Winchester, Bishops Waltham, Alresford and Wickham. Places are still available at Denmead and Whiteley and at a newly arranged event in Littleton at the Millennium Memorial Hall.

Almost 300 people have signed up to attend the workshops which start in Bishops Waltham tomorrow (January 8) where they will get the chance to give their views and opinions on how the District should change in the future.

More importantly, however, these workshops will provide attendees with the detailed overview they’ll need to complete the current consultation on the Core Strategy Issues and Options paper.

This paper is full of possibilities for how we can make improvements to the District in terms of housing, employment, transport and infrastructure. They are all only suggested options and there may be alternatives, but we must recognise that there will be changes over the next 20 years. For example we must meet our required housing numbers of 12,240 new dwellings across the District, and ensure that the plans will be sustainable when assessed.

The consultation is available to complete online and will be open for comment until February 15 2008.

The workshop dates are as follows:

  • 8 Jan 2008 - Jubilee Hall, Bishops Waltham - FULLY BOOKED
  • 10 Jan 2008 - Solent Hotel, Whiteley
  • 15 Jan 2008 - All Saints Church Hall, Denmead
  • 16 Jan 2008 - Perins School, Alresford - MORE SPACES NOW 
  • 17 Jan 2008 - The Discovery Centre, Winchester - FULLY BOOKED
  • 22 Jan 2008 - Littleton Millennium Memorial Hall - NEW
  • 24 Jan 2008 - Wickham Community Centre, Wickham - MORE SPACES NOW

For more details go to www.winchester.gov.uk/liveforthefuture.