The updated Silver Hill scheme 2014

Silver Hill ground floor uses

Working together the Council and the developer have updated the scheme so that its design and content are fully in line with the development Winchester needs.

Winchester needs more retail space to ensure the health of the town centre. As the county town of Hampshire we have a level of employment and business activity which is much greater than would normally be the case for a place with a relatively small population. Winchester is vibrant and successful but to stay that way we have to adapt.

Bringing people to live in the city centre is a great way to enhance the evening economy and support our arts and leisure facilities, as well as pubs, cafés and restaurants.

The public realm in Silver Hill will be similar to existing Winchester spaces. We don't have large squares or wide streets so Silver Hill will reflect that character.

The scheme also has to be commercially viable. There is no point in having proposals which are impossible to achieve or implement.

The planning application for the redevelopment of this area was approved at Planning Development Committee on 11 December 2014.