Winchester extra care plans move forward

More than 90 people visited an exhibition this week of plans for housing at Chesil Street in Winchester for older people with extra care needs.

Winchester City Council will now consider the comments received before a planning application is made later in the autumn.

The exhibition included designs for the proposed building and showed how lost parking spaces would be replaced and the Chesil Street multi-storey car park improved in response to comments made during a public consultation in March.

Cllr Rob Humby, the Leader of Winchester City Council, said:

This is an important scheme to provide much-needed affordable accommodation for older people with extra care needs.

Winchester has an ageing population and this approach not only offers choice and appropriate housing for older people but is likely to free other housing in the district for families.