Engagement and consultation

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View from station towards City Road

It is important that we gauge as many people’s opinions as possible when considering the Station Approach development. In order to achieve this, we held a number of events open to the public and invitation-only workshops.

The Masterplan Framework and Public Realm Strategy for Station Approach were exhibited to stakeholders and members of the public in March 2018. A further series of consultation events is being planned for Summer 2018 – details will be published here in due course.

You can contact the project team at any time by emailing: stationapproach@winchester.gov.uk

  • Background

    In 2015 the Council asked local residents what was important to them about the Station Approach area and whether they had any concerns about how the development might affect them. Land and property owners, the City of Winchester Trust, local businesses and other organisations were also consulted and feedback was gathered during a series of community workshops.

    The first competitive procurement process organised by the Council did not result in an architectural team being appointed, so a new procurement was run in 2017. This led to the appointment of acclaimed architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (LDS) who have been tasked with developing the plans for Station Approach. We are now working with LDS and other partners to deliver the project, in consultation with local stakeholders.

  • 2017

    October: ward councillors participated in a walk and talk event hosted by the architects (LDS). This was an opportunity for an onsite visit and for councillors to discuss their views and share opinions on future development.

    November: key stakeholders were invited to a stakeholder workshop at the Guildhall. LDS led the discussion around the constraints, opportunities and priorities of the project, plus the character and identity of Winchester. Stakeholders engaged in debate around the movement of cars, pedestrians and cyclists around the area, the provision of car parking, and the type of office accommodation envisaged.

    WCC’s engagement partners Iceni produced a report following this stakeholder workshop, which you can find on the right of this page.


  • 2018

    March 2018: WCC launched the public engagement and consultation process by organising a series of drop-in events to give everyone the opportunity to see what progress has been made and offer feedback on the masterplan for Station Approach. Over 250 people came along to look at the exhibition and talk to the architects and project team members in person - but in case you missed it, you can see the exhibition here.

    The feedback from this first round of public engagement is now available and can be found on the right of this page.

    Summer 2018: The Cabinet (Station Approach) Committee will meet to discuss the scheme and approve the concept designs in preparation for a planning application to be submitted.

    You can contact the project team at any time by emailing stationapproach@winchester.gov.uk