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

  • Digital Winchester

    Access to high quality digital services has been playing a rapidly growing and critical role in the economic health and the resilience of the District for many years. With the Covid-19 pandemic the ability to embrace digital technology has become even more vital. With this in mind... More

    Closes 30 June 2021

  • Carbon Literacy Training Feedback

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

    Closes 31 December 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Colden Common Village Design Statement

    A draft Village Design Statement (VDS) has been produced by the local community for the area of Colden Common Parish, to supersede the current VDS which dates from 2012. The VDS will provide design guidance for development within the Parish, highlighting the distinctive characteristics of the... More

    Closed 20 June 2021

  • Winchester City (off street) parking places order 2003 ( variation No.10) order 2021

    Winchester City Council is introducing a new car park in Bar End Road, Winchester, Hampshire, in connection with the new leisure facility, known as the Winchester Sport and Leisure Park. A copy of the Notice, the proposed Order, Statement of Reasons and Plan can be found at the... More

    Closed 11 June 2021

  • NORTH WALLS PARK PLAN: PUBLIC CONSULTATION

    We have asked a team of consultants to help us prepare a new Park Plan for North Walls Recreation Ground. This sets out a number of ideas for improvements to the site which we want to test with the community of Winchester. The Park Plan can then be used to prioritise the improvements and secure... More

    Closed 11 June 2021

  • Accommodation Survey - May 2021

    On Monday 22 February, the Prime Minister announced a roadmap to provide a staged route back to a more normal way of life. A phased easing of restrictions is being introduced in four steps, each being assessed against four tests before the restrictions change. As we... More

    Closed 7 June 2021

  • Witherbed Lane Consultation

    The New Homes Team at Winchester City Council have appointed PDP Architecture to look into designing an affordable housing scheme on the land adjacent to 6 Witherbed Lane. The local housing register shows that there is a need for two and three bedroom accomodation in this area. The proposed... More

    Closed 31 May 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We asked

During the consultation period, which ran from 11 November 2020 to 12 January 2021, Winchester City Council consulted with local residents, businesses and stakeholder groups on the development proposals for the Central Winchester Regeneration area.

You said

Over 2,500 people visited the virtual exhibition and over 100 attended an online consultation session. There were also over 3,000 engagements on social media.

Over 300 people also completed a detailed feedback questionnaire. All feedback has been considered and all comments made, grouped by theme, as well as a response from the council addressing each of these, are available on the council website.

Of those who answered the question ‘Overall, do you support the development proposals for the Central Winchester Regeneration area?’ - 68% confirmed that they did. Feedback also demonstrated a very high level of support for key elements of the development proposals, in particular affordable housing, flexible workspaces, opening up the waterways and improved public realm. There were more mixed views on plans for managing movement around the site, particularly around parking and buses. Some concerns were also expressed about the proposed delivery route using a single development partner. 

We did

This is a complex development which will take place incrementally. The proposed next stage for the project includes short term measures encouraging longer visits to the City Centre, with improvements to the ground floor of Kings Walk and the surrounding public realm, and creating an attractive temporary open space on the site of the old Friarsgate Medical Centre. The best way to deliver the medium-to-long term vision for the creative hub at Kings Walk is being considered.  Settling on the best option to deliver the interim on-street bus solution to unlock the development site is important too. More work is also being done to inform the best way to deliver the development proposals for the long term across the wider site, and a preferred way forward will be presented at a Cabinet meeting in the summer for approval to progress.

Cllr Kelsie Learney, Cabinet Member for Housing and Asset Management said:

“This is such an important site, for the future of the city, for our economic prosperity and for future generations who may want to make Winchester their home. It is an exciting opportunity and we must get it right.

We asked

We asked for comments in relation to proposed amendments to parking restrictions in Bishops Waltham. The effect of the proposed order will be to introduce no waiting restrictions along Free Street and Shore Lane, and bring the Traffic Regulation Order in line with restrictions on street, in Eastways, Lower Lane, Malt Lane, Tangier Lane, Siskin Close and Park Road, Bishops Waltham.

 

On Free Street parking is proposed to be prohibited:

  • along the eastern side from Hoe Road to opposite to ‘The Stables’
  • on the western side on both sides of the build out (built for the Infant and Junior school pedestrian entrance), at the blind bend, and from the bus stop to ‘The Stables’
  • on Colville Drive, on both sides of the road, at its junction with Free Street.

 

On Shore Lane parking is proposed to be prohibited:

  • on the western side from its junction with Coppice Hill (B2177) to a point opposite No.6 Shore Lane, and at its junctions with Little Shore Lane and Shore Crescent.
  • on Follyfield, Cricklemede, Penfords Paddock, Little Shore Lane and Shore Crescent, on both sides of the road, at their junctions with Shore Lane
  • on the eastern side, from its junction with Coppice Hill (B2177) to a point opposite No.1 Shore Lane.

 

You said

We received 43 comments – 19 in support, 14 objections, and 10 support with modifications.

We did

All representations have been carefully considered. The Traffic Regulation Order is required to improve safety, accessibility and visibility at junctions. The Order was Made on the 6th April 2021 and comes in to operation on 20th April 2021. The Order 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=809

We asked

We asked for comments in relation to the proposed new parking restrictions along Bluebell Way, Whiteley. Double Yellow Lines were proposed along the majority of Bluebell Way with some strategic gaps lefts for parking provision. The restrictions are required to prevent obstruction, to maintain the free-flow of traffic and to improve visibility and road safety.

You said

We received 17 responses to the consultation – 5 supporting, 4 objecting and 8 supporting subject to modifications.

We did

All representations have been carefully considered and the Traffic Regulation Order is a balance between maintaining parking provision with improving access and safety. The Order was Made on the 4th February 2021 and comes in to operation on 17th February 2021. The Order 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=772