Welcome to WCC's Consultation Pages.

We're committed to involving people in decisions that affect them, and value their input in planning, delivering and evaluating services.The Council is keen to make it easier for you to have your say on the decisions that affect you.

Consultations provide you with an opportunity to have your say. They also help us to find out what you think and to understand your priorities and concerns. 

Your participation makes a difference.

Open Consultations

  • Community Governance Review - North Whiteley (Phase 1)

    Winchester City Council is consulting local people on options to change the current parish and town council arrangements in Whiteley and Curdridge. This will aim to better serve the new housing in the North Whiteley Major Development Area (MDA). More

    Closes 13 August 2022

  • Planning Local Validation Requirement List

    Review of Winchester City Council’s Local List for Validation Since 2008 Local Planning Authorities have been required to publish a list of information they require to “validate” the planning applications they receive. This validation list forms two components, the... More

    Closes 30 August 2022

  • Station Approach

    This is an opportunity to enhance a much-loved area of our city and reimagine it’s cultural, business and retail offer in a way that keeps the area relevant, enhances our recovering economy and complements the existing and developing offers across other quarters of our city. The aim is to... More

    Closes 21 October 2022

  • Carbon Literacy Training Feedback

    Please give us your feedback on the recent Carbon Literacy Training you received. More

    Closes 31 December 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Hackney Carriage Fare Review - Pre-Consultation Survey

    Winchester City Council’s Licensing Department is considering undertaking a review of hackney carriage fares in the district, following feedback from the taxi and private hire trade. The last fare increase was in 2011, with a review in 2016 rejected by the Licensing Committee following... More

    Closed 29 July 2022

  • Bishops Waltham TRO 2022

    Winchester City Council as agents for Hampshire County Council proposes making a new road Traffic Regulation Order. The effect of this order will be to: introduce parking restrictions in the roads surrounding the Infant and Junior Schools amend some of the parking restrictions on the... More

    Closed 27 July 2022

  • Abbey Gardens Play Area Refurbishment

    Winchester City Council Natural Environment and Recreation Team is carrying out a review of the Abbey Gardens play area. All existing play equipment and seating will be removed and a new play area created. Your help in deciding what equipment is installed in this area would be appreciated.... More

    Closed 17 July 2022

  • St Maurice’s Covert Public Art Mural Commission

    Earlier this year, Winchester City Council announced plans to commission an experienced artist to design and deliver an inspiring and vibrant mural at St Maurice’s Covert, located in the centre of Winchester between the High Street and the cathedral. Following an open call,... More

    Closed 24 June 2022

  • Cleaning Contract Consultation

    Winchester City Council is preparing to tender for a new contract for cleaning of the communal areas of our blocks of flats. More

    Closed 24 June 2022

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

  1. Do you have any comments on the Landscape Character Areas?
  2. Have we missed anything? If so, please state section and page number.

You said

  • Suggested amendments in relation to impacts upon the SDNP
  • Specific amendments within Soberton & Newton Parish relating to hedges, ponds, wildlife, health & well-being
  • Plant trees – areas to be identified/allocated
  • Ensure recreation grounds within Colden Common are named correctly
  • Extend the SDNP boundary further west
  • Requests relating to specific fields, re-wilding projects, specific areas for development, water suppliers, road concerns
  • Refer to Special Protection Areas as a small section of the designated River Hamble lies within the area

We did

  • Key issues to be updated in character areas adjacent to SDNP
  • These points will be incorporated
  • This document is not an action plan, it is an assessment of the character of the landscape
  • This will be amended
  • Not appropriate for this document
  • Not appropriate for this document however should be explored further through relevant village design statements and neighbourhood plans
  • To be included

We asked

Winchester City Council has to set its budget and agree the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) in February 2022, and we invited you to have your say. 

Despite the challenging circumstances the council has been able to consolidate our financial position for 2022/23 and set a balanced budget. The proposals being considered for the MTFS focus on keeping any increases to Council Tax and fees and charges below the current level of inflation, proposing to not increase the charge for garden waste collection and instead offer a £10 discount to those in receipt of financial support.

You said

The consultation ran from the 1 December until 23 December 2021. We received 32 responses.

72% of respondents agreed with the overall approach to the budget. The results are outlined below:

Budget proposal

% Agree

Changes to parking charges

78.1%

3% average increase to other fees and charges

75.0%

No change to community grants

75.0%

Council tax increase

75.0%

Garden waste price freeze

71.9%

Garden waste discount

71.9%

Provision for continued reduced parking income

68.8%

Additional project delivery resource

62.5%

We did

The budget will be considered at the Full Council Meeting on 23 February 2022.

We asked

We asked for comments in relation to the new car park being introduced off Barfield Close, Winchester, to be known as Barfield Park & Ride Phase 2.

You said

We received 1 response to the consultation.

We did

The representation has been carefully considered and responded to directly.  The Traffic Regulation Order was made on the 3rd February 2022 and comes into operation on 1st March 2022. A copy of the Made Order and the Notice of Making can be found at the bottom of this page.

A copy of the decision report can be found here.