Central Winchester Regeneration – production of SPD

Central Winchester Regeneration Study Area (detailed map can be downloaded below)

Central Winchester Regeneration Study Area (detailed map can be downloaded below)

Introduction

The City Council is producing a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the central Winchester area including Silver Hill (you can view the map of the study area here). 

The SPD will be produced by the Central Winchester Regeneration Informal Policy Group (IPG), which is an informal cross-party group.  In due course, the SPD will be considered at Cabinet for recommendation for adoption by the Council. The IPG has resolved to commission an Urban Design Practice with multi-disciplinary skills to act as a consultant and support the process of formulating a SPD for the Central Winchester Regeneration and is advertising this opportunity on the South East Business Portal and on Contracts Finder. 

To inform this work, The City Council is commissioning the supporting technical information now so that it will be available for when the work on the SPD starts.  A Draft Portfolio Holder Decision Notice (PHD726) has been circulated around members on the scope of technical work to be commissioned which you can view here.  It is not anticipated that detailed transport assessment work will be undertaken as part of the formulation of the SPD. The level of work will be based around accessibility/ access, parking and sustainability issues. The Council will also provide some input in relation to what level of bus facilities will need to be accommodated. The Council envisages that it will (through officers) provide on going support and technical advice if further technical work on transport and parking is required.

There are a number of existing documents which provide guidance and further information on the area which will feed into the production of the SPD.  Local Plan Part 1 and emerging Local Plan Part 2 set the planning policies for the area together with the National Planning Policy Framework. The Local Plan Evidence Base also contains a lot of background studies and assessments that will be relevant to this area.

Meeting Papers and Latest News

Date Description Links to Papers
13 September 2016 First meeting of the IPG
  • The papers for this meeting can be viewed here
3 October 2016 Workshop on creating a framework for a public engagement strategy
  • The minutes of this workshop and the ideas added to the flip charts can be viewed here.  Photographs of the suggestions made on flip charts can be viewed below
18 October 2016

Second IPG meeting focusing on archaeology. 

The meeting included a presentation by Professor Martin Biddle (Professor of Medieval Archaeology, University of Oxford).

  • The presentation by Professor Martin Biddle can be viewed here
  • The presentation was followed by a discussion on the procurement and brief to commission support from an Urban Design Practice.  The papers for the meeting can be viewed here
8 November 2016

Third IPG meeting focusing on bus facilities.

The meeting included a presentation by Edward Hodgson, Managing Director
Stagecoach South &
megabus.com UK & Europe, and Peter Shelley Hampshire County Council Head of Passenger Transport also attended.

  • The papers for the meeting can be viewed here.
  • The presentation by Edward Hodgson of Stage Coach (introduced by Andy Hickman WCC Assistant Director Policy and Planning) can be viewed here.

 Contact

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