Last call for responses to the latest plans to transform the city centre

The consultation being undertaken by Winchester City Council on plans to revitalise Winchester city centre will close on 12 January 2021. 

An online virtual exhibition room showing details of the proposals to develop the site, which incorporates Winchester Bus Station, Kings Walk, the old Friarsgate Medical Centre and Coitbury House is open until Tuesday 12 January – so there is still time to take look at the plans and fill in a questionnaire to share your thoughts on the proposals with the council. The exhibition room and questionnaire can be accessed via www.winchester.gov.uk/cwr. The number of people who have visited the virtual exhibition room has already reached over two thousand.

Proposals for the area include creating a vibrant mixed-use development with high quality new homes, flexible workspaces, a thriving night-time economy and beautiful public spaces. 

A public Open Forum event will be held at 6pm on 26 January. 

Cllr Kelsie Learney, Cabinet Member for Housing and Asset Management said: 

“It has been great to see so many people visiting our virtual exhibition room and taking part in this consultation so far. We are still keen to hear from as many people as possible and encourage anyone who has not yet had a look at the plans to visit the council website and get involved. 

As we look forward to a new year, after what has been a difficult time for many of us, we are very encouraged by the positive feedback we have received so far. We also look forward to sharing what we have learned at our Open Forum later in the month”.