Revised plans for Silver Hill on display

Press Release: 02/09/2014

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Revised plans for the £150m regeneration of Silver Hill in Winchester will be on display in the Wintonian Room at the Guildhall from Monday 8 September to Saturday 13 September.

The exhibition, which will be presented by Henderson and their architects, gives a comprehensive insight into the latest proposals.

It will be open Monday and Tuesday 11am-7pm, Wednesday-Friday 10am-7pm, and Saturday, 10am-1pm. It will be staffed from 1pm-7pm Monday to Friday and 10am-1pm on Saturday.

The Silver Hill scheme already has planning permission and compulsory purchase orders in place. The display explains changes that are proposed to the scheme.

The exhibition includes detailed planning drawings and shows examples of the materials that will be used such as flint, types of brick, paving and green oak.

Panels tell the story of the planning application process and describe the extent of the proposed scheme and how the design complements the city.

There are specific panels covering subjects such as the height and mass of buildings, buses and access, archaeology and ecology, and finance.

Cllr Robert Humby, the Leader of Winchester City Council, said: “There are many myths about the Silver Hill scheme. I urge everyone who is interested in this major development for our city to visit the exhibition and see the latest plans.

People will see that the developers and architects have made significant improvements to the scheme in the light of comments they have received.

A planning application for the changes to the consented scheme will be considered by Winchester City Council in November.

Look at the exhibition boards online.