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 9 October 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

  • 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

    Closed 30 August 2022

  • 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

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 made an experimental traffic order to prohibit vehicles in The Broadway, between the bus station and Colebrook St,  and on Colebrook St between The Broadway and Market Lane, on Sundays between 6am – 7pm.  This was to enable the Market to be held there.

Experimental orders can be implemented for up to 18 months, and objections can be made in the first 6 months.  Subject to comments received schemes can be reviewed and amended, and made permanent if successful.

You said

We received 3 comments – 2 supports and 1 objection.

We did

All representations were carefully considered. On balance it was decided that overall the scheme was beneficial to the City and its residents. The Order to permanently implement the prohibition of driving restrictions will be made on 24/08/22.

After the 24/08/22, it can be viewed on our website -  

https://www.winchester.gov.uk/roads-highways/traffic-regulation-orders 

A copy of the decision report can be found using the link below -

https://democracy.winchester.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=966

We asked

Following initial consultation with residents, businesses and councillors, Winchester City Council made two Experimental Traffic Orders in Great Minster Street and The Square, Winchester on 28/07/21, and effective on 06/08/21.   One related to moving traffic restrictions and the other to parking restrictions. Experimental orders can be implemented for up to 18 months, and objections can be made in the first 6 months.  Subject to comments received schemes can be reviewed and amended, and made permanent if successful.

The effects of the experimental moving traffic order were to :

  1. Suspend the existing Prohibition Of Driving (except for access) restriction on Great Minster Street, The Square and Market Street and replace it with Prohibition Of Driving (except for access to off-street premises) in Great Minster Street from its junction with Little Minster Street to the boundary of 6 and 7 Great Minster Street, where bollards have been installed.  This prohibits motor vehicle access to The Square via Great Minster Street.
  2. Suspend the One-Way Traffic restriction on Great Minster Street to enable access and egress via Symonds Street/Little Minster Street to premises on the affected section of Great Minster Street.
  3. Introduce a Pedestrian and Cycle Zone at weekends from Saturday 10am to Sunday midnight at the following locations.  An exemption is included for emergency services access and to allow for a hearse used in the course of a funeral when required with prior approval:
    1. Great Minster Street from the boundary of no. 6 and no. 7 Great Minster Street to its junction with The Square.
    2. The Square from its junction with Great Minster Street to a point 79 metres north-west of its junction with Market Street (including the hammerhead but not The Square Service Spur)

The effects of the experimental parking restrictions order were to:

  1. Suspend a section of the No Loading At Any Time restriction on Symonds Street to provide an informal place for loading/unloading to properties affected by the movement restrictions on Great Minster Street.
  2. Introduce a No Waiting At Any Time and No Loading At Any Time restriction on the east side of Great Minster Street to facilitate turning movements.
  3. Suspend the loading bay in The Square hammerhead and introduce a No Waiting At Any Time and No Loading At Any Time restriction, to improve safety.  An exemption is included for emergency services access and to allow for a hearse used in the course of a funeral when required with prior approval.
  4. Suspend the eastern section of the Goods Vehicle Only bay on the north side of The Square and replace with a No Waiting and No Loading Saturday 10am to Sunday Midnight, Goods Vehicle Loading Only Monday to Friday and Saturday 6am to 10am restriction. This is to facilitate turning movements during the operation of the Pedestrian and Cycle Zone.
  5. Suspend the Pay and Display parking on the south side of The Square from the eastern extent westwards for a distance of approximately 15 metres and introduce Pay and Display Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Max stay 1 hour, No return within 2 hours, Loading Only Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6pm.
  6. Suspend the Pay and Display parking on south side of The Square from the western extent eastwards for a distance of approximately 13 metres and introduce No Waiting and No Loading Saturday and Sunday, Pay and Display Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm Max Stay 1 hour no return 2 hours to facilitate turning movements.

You said

We received 3 comments – 2 supports and 1 objection.

We did

All representations have been carefully considered. It was considered that the overall impacts of the scheme are positive, and the Order to permanently implement the moving and parking restrictions will be made on 24/08/22.

After the 24/08/22, it can be viewed on our website -  

https://www.winchester.gov.uk/roads-highways/traffic-regulation-orders 

A copy of the decision report can be found using the link below -

https://democracy.winchester.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=967