Silver Hill scheme moves forward as Compulsory Purchase Order is made

The City Council has made the Compulsory Purchase Order for the land required for the Silver Hill development. Those with property affected by the Order will be notified directly and where they have a right to do so they may object to the Order being made provided they do so within the period allowed. Public notices will be published and these will also give details of where the Order may be inspected.

Cllr George Beckett, leader of Winchester City Council said: "The Council agreed to use CPO powers so that land can be assembled for this long awaited project. Winchester needs to improve its retail offer, provide more town centre living space and revitalise the public realm in the Silver Hill area. Comprehensive redevelopment is the only way to ensure all of these objectives are achieved. The Council and Henderson, the developer for the scheme, are committed to constructive negotiations with property owners."

Martin Perry, Henderson’s project director said, "As we progress our plans forward, we intend to work closely with all land owners and leaseholders affected, in order to reach an amicable arrangement which secures the best possible outcome for those involved.

"We are encouraged by the strong support that we have received so far and look forward to reaching the next step in the process, of regenerating this section of the City and further boosting the City’s economic viability."