Stanmore public consultation announced

Press Release: 11/03/2013

consultation

A public consultation is being launched to ask local people what improvements they would like to see in the Stanmore neighbourhood of Winchester over the next 10 years.

The Stanmore ‘planning framework’ will look at issues such as affordable housing, improving open space, enhancing community facilities, and transport and accessibility.

The consultation includes presentations, displays and chances to talk to people from the organisations involved about opportunities and options for the area.

Key dates include:

Thursday 21 March 6.30pm Town Forum, Winchester Guildhall
Presentation by consultants and debate by Town Forum councillors

Tuesday 26 March 11am – 7.30pm, the Carroll Centre, Somers Close, Stanmore
Drop-in consultation day, exhibition and chance to talk to the consultants working on the Framework

Easter holidays, weekdays, Library at the Carroll Centre
Exhibition and feedback forms available during library opening times
(www.thecarrollcentre.org )

Thursday 18 April 2.30pm – 8pm, Stanmore Primary School
Drop-in consultation day, exhibition and chance to talk to the consultants working on the Framework

Other venues may be added – visit www.stanmorecombined.org.uk for the latest information.

Cllr Rob Humby, Winchester City Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning, said:

This project has been inspired by discussions within the Stanmore community, and is very much led by local people. The City Council already invests significant officer time and finance in Stanmore: by planning potential future improvements in one place like this, we can ensure that these resources - and those of the County Council and other agencies working in the area - are deployed in the most effective and co-ordinated way. This approach encourages thinking that is bold and ambitious.