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

Closed Consultations

  • Micheldever Village Design Statement

    A draft Village Design Statement (VDS) has been produced by the local community for the area of Micheldever Parish, to supersede the current VDS which dates from 2002. The VDS will provide design guidance for development within the Parish, highlighting the distinctive characteristics of the... More

    Closed 28 March 2022

  • Taxi Policy and Conditions Review

    Following publication of the Department for Transport’s ‘statutory taxi and private hire vehicle standards’ in July 2020, Winchester City Council is reviewing the following documents: Statement of Licensing Policy with respect to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire... More

    Closed 14 March 2022

  • Landscape Character Assessment Consultation

    Winchester City Council is consulting on a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the updated Landscape Character Assessment (LCA). The SPD has been prepared for Winchester City Council by the Terra Firma Consultancy Ltd and incorporates changes to the landscape character of the district... More

    Closed 21 February 2022

  • The Broadway Market TRO (experimental)

    The Winchester City Council (Prohibition of Vehicles) (The Broadway and Colebrook Street, Winchester) Experimental Order 2021 Winchester City Council has made the above Experimental Traffic Regulation Order. The affect of this Order is: 1. The general effect of the Order will be as... More

    Closed 15 February 2022

  • Great Minster Street and The Square Experimental TROs

    Winchester City Council has made two Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders effective in Great Minster Street and The Square, Winchester. The general effect of The Winchester City Council (Great Minster Street and The Square, Winchester) (Experimental Moving... More

    Closed 6 February 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.