Open Forum planned for Central Winchester

Winchester City Council is inviting all local residents and businesses to join a meeting next week to hear an update on the Central Winchester Regeneration proposals, which include creating a vibrant mixed-use development with high quality new homes, flexible workspaces, a thriving night-time economy and beautiful public spaces.

The Open Forum will be held on:

When:  Monday 5 July 2021 at 7pm

Where: Hosted online via Microsoft Teams

There will be a chance to hear from some of the people working on the project and everyone will have an opportunity to share their thoughts with the team and ask questions. If you would like to join, email CWRegen@winchester.gov.uk to be sent the link and instructions on how to join the session.

Plans to revitalise the city centre have been progressing, including work towards creating an attractive temporary open space on the site of the old Friarsgate Medical Centre. Work is underway to best deliver the development proposals across the site ahead of a Cabinet decision on 21 July.

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

“Since we held our last Open Forum back in January we have been working towards making our vision for this crucial site a reality. It's exciting to be able to share our progress with the public, and hear their thoughts on our plans for the best way forward.

 The recent public consultation on our draft development proposals for the site revealed huge interest, and support, for what we are trying to achieve for this site – we want everyone who is interested in the success of our wonderful city to be involved in decisions that affect its future. We hope lots of people will be able to join us on 5 July”