Winchester Cabinet gives go-ahead for Winchester City Centre Regeneration plan to go to formal consultation

CWR Broadway and Guildhall

The Central Winchester Regeneration area’s draft Supplementary Planning document (SPD) was approved for formal consultation by Winchester City Council’s Cabinet at its meeting yesterday (6 December).

The formal consultation will be launched at a public exhibition in the Guildhall’s Wintonian Room on 11 December. The master planners and architects behind the new vision for Central Winchester’s regeneration (JTP) and Council officers will be on hand to give more information about the content of the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) at the launch exhibition. Members of the public are invited to ‘drop in’ to the exhibition anytime between 2pm and 9pm on 11 December.

Cabinet approval follows extensive work by the Central Winchester Regeneration Informal Policy Group over the last year and scrutiny by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee last week (27 November).

Cllr Caroline Horrill, Council Leader and Chair of the Informal Policy Group said:

I’m thrilled that we are now in a position to formally consult on the planning guidance framework. There has been significant engagement already and so I’m hopeful that residents share my excitement about our partnership work becoming a reality to create a great new vibrant centre for our city.

I would like to thank my fellow IPG [Informal Policy Group] members, officers and JTP for their hard work and commitment to making this as inclusive as possible.

A week-long touring exhibition has been planned for 10 – 15 January 2018 which will enable people to see the latest materials and meet JTP and Council staff in a range of locations including Alresford, Bishops Waltham and Winchester. The exhibition display will also be available to view in The Brooks Shopping Centre from 12 December until 8 January.

 

Date                           Time                                                  Venue

Wed 10 Jan              11am – 2pm and  4pm – 7pm    Alresford Community Centre

Thur 11 Jan              11am – 3pm                                    The Brooks Shopping Centre

Fri 12 Jan                  4pm – 7pm                                      Winchester train station

Sat 13 Jan                 9.30am – 5pm                                The Brooks Shopping Centre

Sun 14 Jan                9am – 2pm                                      St Maurice’s Covert (Winchester Farmers Market day)

Mon 15 Jan              11am – 2pm and 4pm – 7pm     Kings Church, Bishops Waltham

 

The draft SPD can also be viewed at local libraries in Winchester, New Alresford, Bishops Waltham, Waterlooville, Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford, Fareham and Romsey from 11 December. Please visit the website for address and opening details: www.winchester.gov.uk/engagement-and-consultation

Full details about the consultation can be found at: www.winchester.gov.uk/CWR.  The formal consultation will run until noon on Monday 5 February.