Engagement and Consultation

Artists impression - Friarsgate

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.

Access the responses here.

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.


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.


Public meeting and event dates

  • 25 September 2017 - Informal Policy Group meeting, held in public.
    Open to the public to attend, hear feedback, understand the next steps.
  • 30 October 2017 - Informal Policy Group meeting, held in public
    Completed draft SPD to be presented.
  • 31 October 2017
    SPD & consultation Questions available to the public so those who would like to can provide feedback and comments in advance of the formal consultation.

  • 14 November 2017, 4 – 8pm
    Drop in Exhibition, Walton Suite, Guildhall Winchester.

  • 27 November 2017
    The draft Supplementary Planning Document and consultation goes to Overview & Scrutiny Committee

  • 6 December 2017
    Cabinet meeting. Approval to commence Formal Consultation.
  • 11 December 2017, 2 – 9pm
    Formal consultation begins with a Launch Exhibition, Wintonian Room, Guildhall Winchester.

  • 11 December 2017
    Draft SPD can be viewed at the following local libraries:

  • 12 December 2017 - 8 January 2018
    Un-staffed exhibition at The Brooks Shopping Centre

  • 10 January 2018, 11am - 2pm, and 4pm - 7pm
    Touring Exhibition at Alresford Community Centre

  • 11 January 2018, 11am - 3pm
    Touring Exhibition at The Brooks Shopping Centre

  • 11 January 2018, 3pm - 6pm
    Touring Exhibition at Winchester bus station

  • 12 January 2018, 4pm - 7pm
    Touring Exhibition at Winchester Train Station

  • 13 January 2018, 9.30am - 5pm
    Touring Exhibition at The Brooks Shopping Centre

  • 14 January 2018, 9am - 12 noon
    Touring Exhibition at St Maurice's Covert (Winchester Farmers' Market Day)

  • 15 January 2018, 11am - 2pm and 4pm - 7pm
    Touring Exhibition at Kings Church, Bishops Waltham

  • 5 February 2018
    Formal consultation ends at noon

  • 19 March 2018 - Informal Policy Group meeting, held in public
    Consultation and archaeology update

  • 14 May 2018 - Informal Policy Group meeting, held in public

    Consultation, your points, the council responses - an update
  • 20 June 2018

    The revised SPD, highlighting all the changes that are proposed to be made to it, was presented to and adopted by Cabinet on 20 June.

The final and amended version of SPD approved by cabinet and the associated documents can be accessed here.

Public Consultation event

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”.


If you would like further information about the project then please email your enquiry to CWRegen@winchester.gov.uk