This year make your New Year’s resolution make a difference…. get involved and have your say

Press Release: 02/01/2008

There has never been a better time to have your say about how the District of Winchester should change and grow over the next 20 years, so why not get involved and help Winchester City Council to make the best choices for where you call home.

The City Council has put together a document called the Core Strategy ‘Issues and Options’ which is full of possibilities for how the District could change in the future. We need residents and communities to comment, make suggestions and show how we can make improvements to the District in terms of housing, employment, transport and infrastructure. These 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.

There are lots of ways you can get involved – all the documents are on our website where you can also use our on-line consultation form to submit your comments about the whole document or just the areas you are interested in. Alternatively you can write into the City Council with your comments. Or why not come to one of our LDF workshops around the District, all you have to do is sign up online or call 01962 840 222.

All events are from 7pm-9pm in the following venues

  • 8th Jan 2008 - Jubilee Hall, Bishops Waltham
  • 10th Jan 2008 - Solent Hotel, Whiteley
  • 15th Jan 2008 - All Saints Church Hall, Denmead
  • 16th Jan 2008 - The Old Goods Shed, Alresford
  • 17th Jan 2008 - The Discovery Centre, Winchester
  • 24th Jan 2008 - Wickham Community Centre, Wickham

The consultation is open from the 3rd January until 15th February 2008. This is the future of your District so we hope to hear from you soon.