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

  • Martin St / Coppice Hill TRO

    Winchester city Council are looking to introduce new waiting restrictions at two locations in Bishop’s Waltham. A copy of the notice, the proposed Order, statement of reasons and plans showing the restrictions propossed can be found at the bottom of this page. More

    Closes 21 April 2021

  • Winchester Cultural Network Group

    The Winchester Cultural Network group was set up following the publication of Winchester City Council's 2014 Art and Culture Strategy. Meetings have been held at various locations across the Winchester district since 2015. More

    Closes 30 April 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

  • Local Plan Virtual Event: Feedback

    Thank you for attending our vitual engagement event. We hope you found it useful and enjoyed hearing about all the things we’ve been busy working on in relation to the local plan. We would be grateful if you could answer a few questions to give us some feedback about the event(s) –... More

    Closed 12 April 2021

  • Winchester City Council Call For Sites 2021

    Winchester City Council has launched its new Local Plan which will set the framework for future planning decisions in the District to 2038. As part of this process we are undertaking a new “Call for Sites” to help to identify land that could help to deliver a variety of accommodation and... More

    Closed 12 April 2021

  • Winchester City Council Local Plan - Strategic Issues & Priorities Consultation

    Consultation on the Strategic Issues and Priorities document is an invitation for you to become involved in the next important stage of a conversation about our new Local Plan. The decisions made through the Local Plan will be of strategic importance for the district over the next 15 years... More

    Closed 12 April 2021

  • Integrated Impact Assessment

    We are required by law to undertake a number of assessments at all stages throughout the Local Plan making process. We are doing these as an Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) which will include a Sustainability Assessment (SA), a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) a Habitats Regulations... More

    Closed 12 April 2021

  • Winchester City Council Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document

    Under its environmental duties set down with the Environment Act 1995, Winchester City Council declared an Air Quality Management Area back in 2003. Although there has been a steady improvement, air quality remains an issue of concern in the city. I n 2017 the Council adopted a... More

    Closed 12 April 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