Background

The Central Winchester Regeneration area covers 4 hectares in the heart of the city, including the bus station, The Broadway, St Clements medical centre, Kings Walk and the Friarsgate car park. Winchester City Council is looking for comprehensive mixed use redevelopment of the area to benefit local people and create a legacy for the city.

The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will set out the type of development and land uses in the area and ensure that future developments rejuvenate this historic part of the city and enhance the ‘Winchesterness’.

It’s an important part of the city, the development of which has been in review for many years. This latest work with JTP has given the project renewed momentum, and attracted lots of interest and involvement from the community. People are really passionate about the space, supportive of the opportunity for positive change and keen to participate in shaping its future.

History of the Project

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The Winchester Silver Hill Independent Review was published in February 2016.

The Reviewer was Claer Lloyd-Jones LLB Solicitor. She carried out similar reviews previously, had spent many years working in senior positions in Local and Central Government.

The review involved a scrutiny of all relevant documents, interviews with key stakeholders including past and present Councillors, Officers of the Council, specialist advisers and contractors, and written submissions from members of the public.

The review made a number of recommendations which were put to Cabinet along with any comment or additional recommendations from The Overview & Scrutiny and Audit Committees.