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

  • Controlled Parking Zone consultation

    On-street parking is currently restricted by means of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). Most of the restrictions within the zone operate from Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm. At present, due to the lack of parking restrictions on-street on Sundays, there are concerns that... More

    Closes 14 February 2023

  • Littleton Village Design Statement

    A draft Village Design Statement (VDS) has been produced by the local community for the area of Littleton Parish (excluding Harestock), to supersede the current VDS which dates from 2010. The VDS will provide design guidance for development within and around Littleton Village, highlighting... More

    Closes 20 February 2023

  • Mayor of Winchester’s Community Award 2023

    It is with great pleasure that the Mayor of Winchester’s Community Award is launched for 2023. The Mayor of Winchester’s Community Award recognises and celebrates the organisations and individuals who have given outstanding service to the people of the Winchester District. ... More

    Closes 24 February 2023

Closed Consultations

  • Garage lettings policy

    The Council’s Housing Service is currently reviewing its garage lettings policy. The policy sets out how we allocate garages to those on the waiting list as well as other matters such as the associated charging. Currently Winchester City Council tenants on the garage... More

    Closed 31 January 2023

  • Community Governance Review - North Whiteley (Phase 2)

    We conducted a consultation exercise recently which asked residents in Whiteley and Curdridge for their views on how they could best be represented at the level of local government closest to communities. We received 742 responses to that consultation and more than 70% of... More

    Closed 6 January 2023

  • Heating Systems

    90% of council homes have a gas-fired heating system. Whilst gas-fired systems have always been expensive to maintain, these systems have been the tenants preferred choice over the last few decades because they are relatively easy of use, have comparatively low running costs and the systems... More

    Closed 12 December 2022

  • Winchester City Council - Crowdfunding Scheme

    For over two years Winchester City Council has been working in partnership with Crowdfunder to support organisations across the district in raising funds on the Crowdfunder platform. Advice, support and match funding has been available to both not for profit organisations and businesses, and... More

    Closed 30 November 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

    Closed 21 October 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