Engagement and Consultation


  • Formal Consultation

    The formal consultation on the draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)  (pdf, 68.8mb) started on 11 December 2017 and ran until noon on Monday 5 February 2018. The formal consultation is now closed. 

    The Council’s response to the comments that were received from the consultation, including how they have affected the final SPD, can be downloaded here (pdf, 1.3mb).

    A document cross-referencing the respondents with their comments can be downloaded here (pdf, 78kb).

    The Consultation Statement sets out what consultation and engagement has been undertaken and how it influenced the content of the SPD. 

    There was an online survey and form to submit views as well as a number of events where local people were invited to come along and view the draft SPD and talk with officers about the project.

    There were a number of events held across the district where residents and visitors came to see the details of the SPD and meet and talk with the officers from the council. The events have all finished now.

    Access the responses here.

    The amended SPD went to Cabinet on Wednesday 20 June, where it was adopted. The final designed version incorporating the amends will be published here in the coming days.

  • Background

    Winchester people are passionate about their city and are keen to get involved, have their say and participate in the centre’s future.

    Engagement and consultation started in March 2017 with an event in the Guildhall, roadshows, a community planning weekend and a report back event in April.

    Further surveys and engagement sessions were held with specific groups such as the business community, local schools and the creative economy.

  • Public meeting and event dates

    Marcus Adams, Managing Partner, JTP, the master planners for the Central Winchester Regeneration project said:

    This is one of the most extensive consultations we have been involved in. We’ve had significant involvement from a wide range of people and organisations which is a credit to the interest there is in this redevelopment. This is such an important part of the city. We are recommending a new, mixed use pedestrian friendly quarter; uniquely Winchester in the character of streets, spaces and buildings. There’s further work to be done to develop an SPD that will be flexible enough to evolve but definitive enough for a blue print

  • Contact

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