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Our vision for Central Winchester Regeneration, as set out in the supplementary planning document (SPD) (pdf, 27.1mb)* is for a mixed-use, sustainable, pedestrian-friendly quarter that reflects the distinctive character of the city centre, set within attractive open spaces.  Working with a Development Partner, the council is proposing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver a wider choice of shops, restaurants, cafés, and office and creative spaces across the centre of Winchester alongside new homes, community, cultural and public spaces.

Our approach is set out within the Central Winchester Regeneration Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and is the result of extensive community and stakeholder engagement. Our consultation programme included public exhibitions, meetings and roadshows as well as surveys and engagement sessions with specific groups, including local businesses and heritage organisations.

Key themes which came out of engagement with local people, businesses and other organisations were: The objectives for the area were born out of an extensive community and stakeholder engagement process which enabled a collective vision to be produced.

Ten key themes were derived from the public engagement process; the first was an overarching theme supporting the positive change which could be brought forward through regeneration in incremental phases. Participants envisaged a mixed-use pedestrian friendly quarter which is distinctly Winchester

The remaining nine key themes resulting from the public engagement were:

  1. Vibrant Mixed-Use Quarter
  2. Winchesterness
  3. Exceptional Public Realm
  4. City Experience
  5. Sustainable Transport
  6. Incremental Delivery
  7. Housing for All
  8. Community
  9. Climate Change and Sustainability (this ninth objective was been added during the process of consultation)

* The supplementary planning document (SPD) sets out a vision, objectives and planning and urban design framework for any future development of the Central Winchester Regeneration Area (CWR area.) It was informed by extensive community planning and consultation. It provides advice and guidance for regeneration within this part of the city centre. 


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