Plans for Central Winchester regeneration to be progressed through new Committee

Progress with the plans to regenerate Central Winchester will be discussed by Councillors when Winchester City Council’s Cabinet (Central Winchester Regeneration) Committee meets for the first time since the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the area was given the green light.

The Committee will be held in the Walton Suite, Guildhall Winchester on Tuesday 10 July 2018 at 4.30pm.

Conservative Council Leader, Cllr Caroline Horrill,who is also Chair of the cross-Party Committee said:

While we were finalising the SPD, people told us loud and clear to ‘get on

with it now’. It is therefore exciting that, less than a month after the SPD was adopted, we are in a position to hear about the progress already happening to ensure the area continues to thrive for residents, tourists and businesses.

The Committee will hear about some of the immediate plans for the area including leases that are about to be signed for a locally based children’s theatre company in the Antiques Market; a local gin distillery in the space above Poundland and a mural at the Bus Station.

Members are also expected to agree plans for ongoing public dialogue around archaeology and discuss how the Committee and project team will work with external advisers and experts to ensure the regeneration continues to progress and the vision becomes a reality.