The public feedback was warmly welcomed from the Community Planning Weekend last night (4 April) at a well-attended public meeting at the Guildhall Winchester.
JTP gave an informative and accurate summary of the public feedback which will help shape proposals for development in Central Winchester through a Supplementary Planning Document due to be completed by the end of 2017.
Over 900 people participated in the Community Planning Weekend held at the Guildhall in March and at the railway station and Bishop’s Waltham and New Alresford roadshows, following which the JTP team identified 10 key themes from the outputs of the Community Planning process.
A broadsheet was provided to set out the themes. An important aspect of any new development will be its integration with what JTP termed ‘Winchesterness’.
A review of the origin of Winchester’s streetscape had been undertaken and the importance of linking streets with new and existing buildings and open space was set out to encourage a vibrant area to live, work and visit.
Leader of Winchester City Council, Cllr Caroline Horrill, said
“We have been impressed by the breadth of ideas that came forward during the weekend and JTP will continue to provide advice to the Council as we develop the planning guidance for this area of town.”
A draft SPD will be developed by the summer and there will be further opportunity to contribute to this document. The Council intends to adopt a Supplementary Planning Document by the end of 2017.
More information including all feedback from the Community Planning Weekend will be available on the following website: www.centralwinchesterregen.co.uk/