Engagement and Consultation
Central Winchester Regeneration Open Forum
An Open Forum was held on Monday 17 February 2020 at the Walton Suite, Guildhall, Winchester.
Options for the project, incorporating feedback gathered at the last Open Forum that was held in September, were on display and there were opportunities for all to share thoughts on the options and chat to the team.
The presentation files can be viewed online. (pdf, 3.3mb)
The boards on display can be viewed online. (pdf, 35mb)
Opportunities to comment and provide feedback were provided at the Open Forum and online.
All feedback gathered was shared with the Open Forum Panel and then went to the Cabinet Member Decision Day on 10 March 2020. More information about the decision day can be found here.
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.
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