Where now for Winchester? – A public discussion

Press Release: 17/10/2011

Where now for Winchester?

On Thursday 27 October Winchester City Council will host a public discussion on how the new Local Plan should meet Winchester’s need for housing and economic development over the next 20 years.

The Question Time style event will be held at the Theatre Royal Winchester with a panel of Winchester community leaders answering questions from members of the public and local groups about development in City. The debate will be chaired by local businessman and former newscaster, Khalid Aziz who will also ensure that the range of questions to be asked is a fair reflection of those submitted.

Confirmed panel members include; Cllr George Beckett, Conservative Leader of Winchester City Council; Cllr Brian Collin, Liberal Democrat representative and Chair of the Town Forum; as well as a representative from the Labour Party and a community representative still to be confirmed.

Cllr George Beckett commented, “I have said many times that we face very difficult decisions as a community about providing a sustainable future and we cannot put them off any longer. The issues and views about the future of Winchester were widely debated in the Blueprint exercise and we now have to decide how to respond in the best interests of our communities, local economy and historic environment.”

The event starts at 7.30pm and free tickets are available on a first come first served basis from the Theatre Royal box office in advance.

To ensure that all the relevant topics are covered and not duplicated in the time available questions should be submitted in advance and only a limited number of questions will be put to the panel. 

To register your question, contact cveal@winchester.gov.uk or call 01962 848 438 by 25 October.