Publication of Winchester Local Plan Part 2 – consultation starts

Press Release: 03/11/2015

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Consultation on Winchester’s Local Plan Part 2 starts on Friday 6 November and runs for six weeks until midday Monday 21 December 2015.

There has been much work with Parish Councils, communities and other organisations to develop the Local Plan which allocates sites for development and sets out detailed ‘development management’ policies.

Cllr Mike Read, Winchester City Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Built Environment, said :

With the publication of Local Plan Part 2, the Winchester District has taken a major step towards complete local plan coverage to provide guidance and certainty as to where development will happen and the type of development to take place. This is a critical stage during the plan preparation process and those wishing to make comments are advised to read the background information on the Council’s website before making any representations, which will be considered by an independent inspector during 2016.

This stage of consultation focuses on the matters of ‘soundness’ which require the Plan to be: positively prepared; justified; effective and consistent with national policy.

The comment forms have therefore been designed to reflect these requirements. An online comment form is available at: or you can comment by email or letter to: Head of Strategic Planning, Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LJ .

The Plan and other supporting information can be viewed online on the City Council’s website:,

Alternatively a paper copy of the Local Plan and the non-technical summary of the sustainability appraisal can be inspected at:

  • Winchester City Council’s City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.

 the following libraries:

  • Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester
  • Stanmore Community Library, Carroll Centre, Somers Close
  • Alresford Library, Broad Street, New Alresford
  • Bishops Waltham Library, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham
  • Waterlooville Library, The Precinct, Waterlooville
  • Eastleigh Library, The Swan Centre, Eastleigh
  • Fareham Library, Osborn Road, Fareham

Please check Hampshire County Council website for up to date opening times.
Parish Councils within the Winchester District have also been supplied with a copy.