Drop-in information events launch Station Approach engagement

Members of the public are invited to have their say on plans to regenerate the area of Winchester around the railway station: Station Approach.

The Station Approach masterplan framework is taking shape – to provide much needed high quality offices, housing, shops and improved public areas at this gateway into the city.

Architects LDS in partnership with Winchester City Council and engagement specialists Iceni are organising a series of public drop-in information events on the following dates:

•          Saturday 3 March from 11am to 3pm at the Hampshire Record Office on Sussex Street in Winchester

•          Wednesday 7 March from 4pm to 7pm, at the Hampshire Record Office

•          Saturday 17 March from 10am to 12noon at the Swan Hotel in Alresford

•          Saturday 17 March from 3pm to 5pm at King’s Church in Bishop’s Waltham

Everyone is welcome who would like to see the masterplan, meet the architects, ask questions about this scheme and get involved.

Council Leader Cllr Caroline Horrill said:

We are really excited about the Station Approach masterplan. We positively encourage local residents, businesses, commuters, visitors and students to come along to these drop-in events and give us their feedback. We are committed to listening to local people, as we’ve seen with the Central Winchester Regeneration project these opportunities are vital in ensuring schemes respond to our community’s local needs and aspirations.

In addition to the drop-in events, a workshop is planned for invited stakeholders on Monday 5 March. The project team – involving architects, town planners and project managers – will host a range of discussions on various aspects of the masterplan.

Information from these drop-in sessions will help to evolve to develop to a concept design which will be considered in late summer 2018.

Further information is available at winchester.gov.uk/stationapproach; and feedback is welcome at any time by emailing stationapproach@winchester.gov.uk.