Engagement and Consultation

Artists Impression of Friarsgate Yard

Winchester people are passionate about their city and are keen to get involved, have their say and participate in the centre’s future.

Engagement and consultation started in March 2017 with an event in the Guildhall, roadshows, a community planning weekend and a report back event in April.

Further surveys and engagement sessions were held with specific groups such as the business community, local schools and the creative economy.

If you’d like to be involved in further consultation or attend events about the Central Winchester Regeneration project, you’ll find all the key dates below:

Public meeting and event dates

  • 25 September 2017 - Informal Policy Group meeting, held in public.
    Open to the public to attend, hear feedback, understand the next steps.
  • 30 October 2017 - Informal Policy Group meeting, held in public
    Completed draft SPD to be presented.
  • 11 December 2017 to 2 February 2018 
    Formal eight week consultation process commences.

Public Meeting

Marcus Adams, Managing Partner, JTP, the master planners for the Central Winchester Regeneration project said: “This is one of the most extensive consultations we have been involved in. We’ve had significant involvement from a wide range of people and organisations which is a credit to the interest there is in this redevelopment. This is such an important part of the city. We are recommending a new, mixed use pedestrian friendly quarter; uniquely Winchester in the character of streets, spaces and buildings. There’s further work to be done to develop an SPD that will be flexible enough to evolve but definitive enough for a blue print”.


If you would like further information about the project then please email your enquiry to CWRegen@winchester.gov.uk