Winchester Town

This area gives you access to various documents that are part of the evidence base for Local Plan Part 2 (LPP2), and which directly concern Winchester. These include reports and studies produced by Winchester City Council and more will be added as they become available.

Consultation 21st  February to 4th April 2014

In order to take this process forward a consultation will run until 5.00 pm Friday 4th April and the Council is holding a series of events to discuss future planning issues which will be open to anyone interested in the future of Winchester Town. The purpose of the events will be to set out the planning issues currently facing Winchester Town and to give people opportunity to discuss these. 

There will be a meeting aimed at each of the Winchester Wards and Parishes that form the built-up area of Winchester. Those so far fixed are:

  •  24th Feb 7.30 p.m. at St Barnabas Church Hall (meeting focussing on St Barnabas Ward and Harestock).
  •  24th Feb 7.30 p.m. at St Marks Church, Oliver’s Battery (meeting focussing on Badger Farm & Oliver's Battery).
  •  27th Feb 3.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. at Stanmore Primary School (drop-in session focussing on St Luke Ward).
  • 1st March 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm at Winchester Library / Discovery Centre (drop in session focussed on St Bartholomew Ward)
  •  4th March 7.30 p.m. Westgate School (meeting focussed on St Paul Ward).
  • 5th March 7.30 pm at St Faith's Parish Hall Back Street St Cross (meeting focussed on St Michael Ward)
  • 10th March 6.30 pm at Winnall Community Centre (drop-in session from 6.30 pm focussed on St John and All Saints Ward)
  • 13th March 6.00pm at All Saints Church Hall, St Catherines Road (drop-in session from 6.0 pm follwed by presentation at 7.00 pm focussed on St John and All Saints Ward)

Full Details of the Winchester Town Exhibition Boards can also be viewed or downloaded below. 

How to comment
Please complete the comment form (you may need to save this with a new title) and email to: ldf@winchester.gov.uk or send a paper copy to Strategic Planning, Winchester City Council, Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LJ

Paper copies of the form will be available at all of the events listed above and from Customer Services at the City Council Offices throughout the consultation period.  All comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 4th April 2014.

The events will focus on each Ward but the discussions can cover issues that affect the whole of Winchester Town. We will give an up-date on the current planning situation in the local area and outline the next steps in preparing the Local Plan Part 2. This will provide an opportunity to discuss local needs and future planning issues in the area, particularly those that can be addressed through the Local Plan.  The meetings are open to all and additional dates may be added so please re-visit this page to check details and updates.

There are various studies and projects which are relevant to Winchester town and these can be viewed or downloaded below:

The Council’s Local Plan Part 1, adopted in 2013, establishes the planning strategy for Winchester, including housing targets for the next 20 years, together with a requirement for sufficient land available to meet economic and retail needs. Current work suggests there is unlikely to be a need to release any significant new greenfield sites to meet the Town’s housing, employment or retail targets. These will mostly be provided for on sites already identified such as Barton Farm, Silver Hill and the Station Approach area. This process will help produce the site allocations and other content in the draft LPP2 document which is scheduled to be published for public consultation in mid 2014. More details of the timetable for the production of LPP2 are in the City Council’s Local Development Scheme (2014 revision).

For further information on LPP2 work across the District, click here.