Public Consultation and Community Engagement
People across our district are rightly passionate about their city. We believe that seeking the views of people across our district, will help make our plans better. As a result, consultation and engagement with local people sites at the heart of our development plans. Extensive consultation helped shape and inform the supplementary planning document (pdf, 27.1mb) which will guide all future development.
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Jigsaw Meet and Greets
More dates and locations have been added for you to meet our development partner, Jigsaw and share your thoughts, hopes and ideas.
The meet-and-greets are informal and are a chance for Jigsaw to listen and understand opinions ahead of any initial designs being developed. The upcoming sessions are listed below. simply drop-in at these dates/times. (Keep an eye out for more dates added soon)
- Wednesday 4 October 4-7pm Kings Worthy Jubilee Hall
- Wednesday 18 October 4-7pm Meadowside Leisure Centre, Whiteley
- Wednesday 1 November 4-7pm Colden Common Community Centre
- Wednesday 15 November 1-4pm Alresford Community Centre
The meet-and-greets are a chance for Jigsaw to listen to the thoughts and hopes of those interested in the future regeneration of the city and understand opinions ahead of any initial designs being developed. These sessions form part of an initial period of listening and discovery with local residents, businesses and other local organisations. With over 2000 years’ worth of history, experiences and stories to understand, Jigsaw is taking the next few months to learn about what matters to the community and those living in the wider district.
No booking is required - simply turn up on the day - you can attend any session regardless of where you live in the district.
We’ve announced our development partner for our Central Winchester Regeneration project and we invited members of the public to an Open Forum event on 21 March 2023 to meet our development partner, Jigsaw Consortium, trading as Places & Partnerships.You can view a video of the presentation and Q&As from the evening on our YouTube channel. You can view the presentation from the Open Forum on our website.
The announcement follows several months of careful selection into who would be best placed to deliver this important project to bring a vibrant, highly sustainable, mixed-use development to the heart of the city centre for Winchester district, its residents and businesses.
We hosted a Central Winchester Regeneration Open Forum on 16 March 2022 giving everyone the chance to hear an update on progress on the project and what is planned for the next stage including:
- the launch of the marketing campaign for the site
- new open space at Friarsgate Medical Centre site
- exciting plans for Kings Walk
- the latest updates on the archaeology work underway
A copy of the presentation can be seen here (pdf, 7.1mb).
Residents and businesses across the Winchester district also joined a Central Winchester Regeneration Open Forum on 22 November 2021.
A copy of the presentation can be seen here. (pptx, 20.5mb)
Open Forums will continue to feature once a development partner has been appointed
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 creating 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 creating flexible workspaces for ambitious creative individuals and companies that do not currently exist.
Play creating 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 designing with people, not vehicles, as a priority. There will be a network of streets to allow enjoyable easy access throughout the site
Public Realm creating 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.
Supplementary Planning Document Formal Consultation
The formal consultation on the draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) 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 informed 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 (pdf, 27.1mb) went to Cabinet on Wednesday 20 June 2018, where it was adopted.