Engagement and Consultation
Draft Development Proposals Consultation
We undertook consultation on our draft development proposals from 11 November 2020 - 12 January 2021. We shared our plans for bringing high quality new homes, vibrant workspaces, an improved night-time economy with new leisure attractions, and beautiful public spaces that people will want to spend time in. The draft proposals include:
Live We will create housing suitable for a range of people, including young people and families, with a mix of private and affordable housing, new homes for key workers and homes for rent.
Work We will create flexible workspaces for ambitious creative individuals and companies that do not currently exist.
Play We want to create spaces to bring the city’s heritage and creativity to life in the heart of the city centre. We will embrace the desire for a new night-time economy
Movement The site has been designed with people, not vehicles, as a priority. There will be a network of streets to allow enjoyable easy access throughout the site
Public Realm We will create intimate, quieter spaces as well as more vibrant, brighter and active areas for public performance and places to eat. .
- You can view the exhibition panels here and the presentation from the public sessions here (pdf, 11mb)
A document cross-referencing the respondents with comments made during the consultation, grouped by theme, can be downloaded here (pdf, 1.2mb).
The council’s response to the comments that were received, can be downloaded here (pdf, 161kb).
You can also access all responses made on Citizen Space here.
We held an online Open Forum to discuss the next steps on the Central Winchester Regeneration project on 5 July 2021. To see the presentation from the session please click here. (pptx, 6.2mb)
Supplementary Planning Document 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.
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.
The final and amended version of SPD approved by cabinet and the associated documents can be accessed here.
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
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.
If you would like further information about the project then please email your enquiry to CWRegen@winchester.gov.uk