We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

We asked

We asked for comments in relation to coach parking being introduced at South Winchester Park & Ride.

You said

We received 3 responses to the consultation.

We did

The representations have been carefully considered and responded to directly.  The Traffic Regulation Order was Made on the 9th September 2021 and comes into operation on 20th September 2021.  A copy of the Made Order and the Notice of Making can be viewed on our website using the following link.

https://www.winchester.gov.uk/public-notices-library

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

https://democracy.winchester.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=860

We asked

We asked for comments in relation to a new draft Village Design Statement (VDS) for Colden Common, between 10th May and 20th June 2021

You said

We did

The comments are currently being reviewed by Colden Common Parish Council and Winchester City Council.

Further updates will be posted here when available.

We asked

We asked for comments in relation to the new car park being introduced in Bar End Road, Winchester, Hampshire, in connection with the new leisure facility, known as the Winchester Sport and Leisure Park.

You said

We received 2 responses to the consultation.

We did

The representations have been carefully considered and responded to directly. The Traffic Regulation Order was Made on the 17th June 2021 and comes into operation on 23rd June 2021. A copy of the Made Order and the Notice of Making can be found at the bottom of this page. Both documents can also be viewed on our website using the following link:  

 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=834

 

We asked

We asked for comments in relation to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to introduce lengths of no waiting at any time (double yellow lines) on Martin Street and Victoria Road, Bishop's Waltham and on Coppice Hill, Bishop's Waltham.

You said

9 representations were recieved to the Martin Street proposals and 12 responses were recieved to the Coppice Hill proposals.

We did

The representations have been carefully considered and responded to directly. The Traffic Regulation Order was Made on the 19th August 2021 and comes in to operation on the 20th September 2021. A copy of the Made Order and the Notice of Making can be found via the links below. 

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/documents/s16686/Decision%20Report%20Martin%20Street.pdf

 

 

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

We asked

We asked for comments in relation to the below proposed amendments to parking restrictions in Wickham:

  • To formalise the existing School Keep Clear markings at the entrance of Wickham Primary School, Buddens Road, Wickham.
  • Remove 2 of the 3 disabled bays on the bend by the school in Buddens Road, Wickham, as they are no longer required, and replace them with no waiting at any time.
  • Remove the disabled bays on Station Road, near its junction with Mill Lane, as they are no longer required, and replace them with no waiting at any time.
  • Bring the Traffic Regulation Order in line with restrictions on street in Buddens Road (junctions with Fareham Road and Station Road) and Tanfield Lane, Wickham.

You said

We received 5 responses to the public consultation – 3 supporting, 1 objecting and 1 general comment. The objection was in relation to the proposed removal of 2 of the existing disabled bays, and their replacement with double yellow lines, on Buddens Road. The objector stated that they would like to see the space left as unrestricted parking bays.

We did

All representations have been carefully considered and the Traffic Regulation Order was amended to leave the spaces on Buddens Road, where the disabled bays were removed, without parking restrictions.

The Order was Made on the 15th March 2021 and comes in to operation on 27th April 2021. The Order can be viewed on our website -  

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

We asked

This survey was to explore further what tenants told us in the 2019 Tenants Satisfaction Survey about how the ‘Tenant Conference’ can be improved. 

You said

There is a fairly even split between those tenants who had heard of the tenant conference before receiving the survey (52%) and those who hadn’t (48%).

Estate improvements is by far the most popular topic tenants want to hear about at the Conference (47%), with a further 4 suggestions in the free text box. This was followed by fire safety (21%) and Climate Change (19%). Although there were a further 8 suggestions around the topic of climate emergency in the free text box. There were 12 free text comments around the topic of parking and 11 on the broad subject of Repairs and Maintenance.

When asked to explain their ‘other’ response to not being interested in attending 14 people commented that they would not be able to attend due to work commitments, 11 comments were due to personal circumstances including caring responsibilities and 11 comments were saying they felt it would be a waste of their time.

39% of respondents didn’t know they could get help with transport, but now knowing this they would be more likely to attend, and 12% of respondents said they didn’t know there is entertainment for children and now knowing this they are more likely to attend.

We did

Unfortunately due to the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 the event that was planned for May 2020 has been postponed. Check out our website for any updated information. 

We asked

Winchester City Council has to set its budget and agree the Medium Term Financial Strategy in February 2020, and we invited you to have your say. 

The proposals being considered for the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) focus on generating the income that is essential to balance the budget but a small number of potential areas for cost saving are also included. There are also specific questions regarding proposed changes to parking arrangements.

You said

The Council received over 3,000 comments from 610 respondents.

585 were individual responses, 5 responses were made on behalf of organisations and 20 respondents preferred not to answer or did not answer the question. 606 responses were submitted online and four were received via letter/email.

 

We did

The responses were collated and the findings reviewed at the City Council’s Cabinet Meeting on January 22 and then the budget will be considered at the Full Council Meeting on 26 February 2020.

Please click here to see a summary of the comments.

We asked

The take up for tenant training has reduced over the years it has been offered. Winchester City Council’s Tenant Involvement Officers wanted to get the views of tenants as to what they want to see on the training programme and what would be useful to them? 

You said

Looking at the list of possible training topics given as examples the top three of interest are;

Essential First Aid

Defib Awareness

Basic Repairs – what is WCC responsible for? What could you carry out yourself? Basic DIY tips.

All three scored over 30% in both ‘Really interested and would like to attend’ and ‘interested to know more’.

The next most popular topics are;

Healthy Living

Mindfulness (paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you)

Crafting – Learning some upcycling skills.

All scoring 20% in ‘Really interested and would like to attend’ and over 30% in ‘interested to know more’.

When asked if there are any other ideas for training tenants would like to see there were 24 free text responses around the subject of IT and Computing.

We did

This survey was the starting point for Tenant Involvement to work on a new tenant training programme. We have listened to your views and have been working to put together a new programme. However, due to the current restrictions in place to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus this programme has had to be postponed. Please keep an eye out in the future for the updated programme.

Other online training opportunities are also being looked into. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Tenant Training Programme for all the information.

We asked

If you supported the five priorities set out in Winchester City Council’s proposed Plan for 2020 -2025. The five priorities are:

  1. Tackling the climate emergency and creating a greener district
  2. Homes for all
  3. Vibrant local economy
  4. Living well
  5. Your services. Your voice

You said

For each of the five priorities there was positive support for the Council Plan.

 

Yes

No

Not Answered

Tackling the climate emergency and creating a greener district

91.3%

7.9%

0.8%

Home for all

83.3%

13.5%

3.2%

Vibrant local economy

88.9%

7.1%

1.6%

Living well

86.5%

7.9%

5.6%

Your services. Your voice

87.3%

11.1%

1.6%

We did

The Council received over 550 comments from the 126 respondents and took these into consideration before recommending the final version of the Council Plan for adoption.

The updated Council Plan will be presented to the Cabinet on 23 December and Full Council on 15 January 2020 for adoption.

Below are full lists of the comments received for each priority.

Climate emergency

Homes for all

Vibrant local economy

Living well

Your services. Your voice

We asked

We asked tenants and leaseholders questions to better understand their perspective in relation to fire safety in their homes.

You said

In total we had 458 responses.

For general needs tenants as a whole group, the location of exit routes (26%) and number of exits routes (15%) are by far the areas of most concern when it comes to what makes tenants feel unsafe in their homes. This is mirrored for sheltered tenants with the location of exit routes and number of exits routes both getting 24%. Leaseholders’ area of greatest concern is residents’ personal belongings being left on landing or communal spaces (22%).

A large number of respondents selected that they felt neither satisfied nor unsatisfied with the information provided by Winchester City Council. When looking at the free text responses following this question 49 stated they did not recall ever receiving any information. While this is not a definitive reason for the ‘neither’ responses it may explain to some extent.

For all tenant and leaseholder groups the preferred methods of receiving advice is either via a housing e-newsletter or postal.

 

We did

This survey is just one part of what is a very large project looking into fire safety procedures for all of the Council’s housing. The project is ongoing and will eventually result in an updated Fire Safety Strategy, a Fire Safety Engagement Strategy for residents and clearer information and advice on how to stay safe.

It may be a while before you see any changes, but rest assured that a lot of work is going on.

The consultation stage is moving on and we will soon be holding tenant focus groups to look into specific aspects of fire safety, If you ticked you would like to take part in a focus group keep an eye out for emails asking for your availability.

A major part of this project is looking into what, if any, information is provided to tenants and leaseholders. We are reviewing all fire safety publications and how these are communicated to tenants and leaseholders. We have taken onboard that the majority of you would like to receive information either via the housing e-newsletter or postal and are looking into how this will be managed.

A large number of you said the location of exit routes and numbers of exit routes are a concern. This will be considered by a Project Group. Fire signage in all blocks is also in the process of being looked at.

Housing officers will be making residents aware of the importance of fire safety procedures, for example, keeping hall ways clear.

The free text responses of the survey are still be analysed and where appropriate the information provided has been forwarded on to relevant managers for further investigation.

We asked

About the service you, WCC tenants, are receiving from PH Jones.

The questions asked were split into three different categories;

  • Questions about the heating system in place.
  • Your PH Jones appointment
  • Your experience working with PH Jones

     

You said

We had 369 completed responses representing a wide selection of all tenants.        

Age breakdown of respondents.

16 - 34 13.28%
35 - 44 13.82%
45 - 54 18.97%
55 - 64 19.51%
65 - 74 20.87%
75+ 12.74%

Below is a summary of some of the responses. All responses can be viewed in the full report by following the link on the PH Jones 'closed consultation' page. 

Different Heating Systems

Type of heating appliance?  
Gas central heating 92%
Biomass 1%
Air source heat pump 2%
Oil 0%
LPG (liquid petroleum/bottled  gas) 0%
Storage heaters/Quantum heaters 5%
Solid fuel (coal/log burner) 1%

 

Your PH Jones appointment

Did you have to ask the engineer to produce his Photo ID or did the engineer freely offer it to you?  
The engineer freely offered it (i.e. without having to be asked) 93%
I had to ask the engineer to produce it 7%

 

While it is positive that 93% of the time the PH Jones engineer freely offered their ID this does leave 7% whereby the tenant has had to ask for the engineer to produce it. There are a number of reasons for members of staff wearing their ID, not least to display they are who they say they are. There are occasions when another specialist contractor, not from PH Jones, may have to attend an appointment. From some of the responses in this survey it has become clear that tenants are not always aware when it will be a different contractor attending. On these occasions it would be even more important to be displaying appropriate ID.

 

If the engineer had to make a second visit to repair the fault (e.g. had to order parts and return to fit them at a later date) when was the return appointment agreed with you?  
During the first visit with the original engineer (i.e. while he was still on site) 48%
Not during the first visit (i.e. someone else  contacted you to agree the next appointment) 52%

 

If there is to be a second visit and this is known during the first visit, it should be arranged with the tenant there and then. The results here show that 52%, a small majority, of respondents have in fact said the second appointment was made at a later date. 

 

Your experience of working with PH Jones

How would you rate the engineer`s conduct and behaviour?  
Good 78%
Satisfactory 16%
Poor 7%
How would you rate PH Jones overall?  
Good 62%
Satisfactory 22%
Poor 15%

 

It is clear the experience of working with PH Jones is a mixed bag. While there are a number of positive experiences, it isn’t acceptable that 15% of tenants rate the service as being poor.

 

Here is a brief overview of some of the free text responses when asked, what improvements would you like to see in the service provided by PH Jones?

Appointments / reliability 37%
Communication / being kept informed 10%
Job left unfinished 22%
Narrower time slots 11%
Smoke alarms not testes / batteries charged 6%
Tradesman competency 8%
Tradesman conduct 7%

 

We did

These results have been shared with PH Jones and further consultation between WCC and PH Jones will be taking place. As a result of these initial conversations the following actions have been put into place;

  • Work is underway to address the issue of the branding of specialist contractors.
  • Since the survey was carried out PH Jones have increased the engineer resource by 50% for gas works and have recruited more office / administration staff. As a result of this increase and an engineer briefing any follow-on visits should be booked at the time of the initial visit. PH Jones are also confident there will be a reduction in the amount of unfinished repairs and an improvement in call answering. 
  • Van stocks have been reviewed to ensure they are carrying more of the parts used regularly.
  •  Engineers are being reminded to complete and leave the relevant customer checklist forms with the tenant on every visit. 

There were a number of responses complaining about unfinished work. These are being investigated further and where appropriate the tenants have been contacted directly.

We asked

Winchester City Council are reviewing the Mutual Exchange policy that allows council tenants to complete a mutual exchange to a property with one bedroom more than their assessed bedroom need. We wanted to get tenant’s views on the current policy and the proposed change. 

The questions asked were split into different categories;

  • The Policy, how you as tenants feel about the current policy and the possible change.
  • Your Mutual Exchange experience, were you kept up-to-date and how you felt about the process.
  • The HomeSwapper service, are you aware of the service, have you used it, did you find it useful?

You said

We had 357 completed responses representing a wide selection of all tenants.                

Age breakdown of respondents.

16 - 34

15%

35 - 44

15%

45 - 54

19%

55 - 64

22%

65 - 74

20%

75+

8%

Prefer not to say

0.6%

Below is a summary of some of the responses.

The Policy

Do you think it’s fair that you can complete a mutual exchange to a property which has more bedrooms than the tenant needs, when applicants on the Council’s housing register don’t?

Yes

47%

No

52%

Not Answered

1%

Do you agree with the council taking away the option of mutual exchanging to a property with more bedrooms than are needed?

Strongly Agree

23%

Agree

17%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

20%

Disagree

16%

Strongly Disagree

24%

Not Answered

0.60%

It is clear from the questions relating to the policy that tenants opinion is divided evenly.

39% either agree or strongly agree to the proposed policy change, whereas 40% either disagree or strongly disagree.

There were 142 responses in the free text box. Again, these responses were very mixed. A lot of the comments said that it depends on individual circumstances, for example; family taking on caring responsibilities for other family members, someone with a disability needing the room for equipment, medical supplies or a carer to stay, a family planning for their future need for more children. While the opposing view made it clear that the shortage of social housing should be a factor and that there are families who need the extra bedroom immediately.

Your Mutual Exchange Experience

Were you kept up to date during the exchange process?

Yes

84%

No

14%

Not Answered

2%

Would it have been useful to be able to track the progress of your application from start to finish online?

Yes

90%

No

8%

Not Answered

3%

The majority of tenants who have completed a mutual exchange felt they were kept up to date during the process. But the majority would have found it useful to be able to track the progress online. This is not currently something that is available.

Some of the comments that were given in the free text box suggest that the process took longer than anticipated. Comments also suggested that the rights of the incoming tenant when alterations have been made to the property by the previous tenant needs to be made much clearer.

 

HomeSwapper Service


If you answered yes to having used the HomeSwapper service, did you find your exchange partner and move by using the HomeSwapper service?

Yes

32%

No

66%

Not Answered

3%

If you answered yes to having used the HomeSwapper service how would you rate it?

Highly Satisfied

12%

Satisfied

34%

Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied

27%

Dissatisfied

17%

Very Dissatisfied

9%

Not Answered

0.70%

While 66% of respondents did not find their exchange partner through the HomeSwapper service, when it is used 46% of people were either satisfied or highly satisfied with the service compared with 26% dissatisfied or very dissatisfied.

We did

As stated above there has not been a clear view one way or another to the questions regarding the policy and potential change. The current policy is still being reviewed and the results of this consultation will be taken to the Housing Cabinet for further discussion.

The possibility of being able to track your mutual exchange online throughout the process is being looked into.  

Further consultation will take place in the New Year to discuss process mapping. This will all go towards making the whole process smoother and clearer for tenants.  

A meeting has been planned with a representative from the HomeSwapper Service to discuss the results from this consultation.

When analysing the responses, if a tenant has made a comment that requires further investigation, they are being contacted via the email address supplied in the survey.

We asked

We asked for the opinions of Winchester City Council Tenants on using online surveys as another way of collecting tenant views, and whether receiving an incentive would increase engagement.

You said

Would you be interested in receiving short online surveys?

  • 67% of respondents said ‘yes’
  • 16% said ‘no’
  • 16% wanted to know more first
  • (the question was not answered by 0.7% of respondents).

Would you be more likely to return a survey if you received a reward?

  • 43% of all respondents said ‘yes’
  • 38% said ‘no’
  • 19% said they wanted to know more first
  • (the question was not answered by 0.7% of respondents).

We looked at the age demographics for the questions above. Of particular note is the difference in responses between the Under 55 and Over 55 age groups.

  •  Under 55 age group
    • 60% Yes
    • 22% No
    • 18% Want to know more first
    • (the question was not answered by 0.5% of respondents)
  • Over 55 age group
    • 29% Yes
    • 52% No
    • 18% Want to know more first
    • (the question as not answered by 0.8% of respondents)

We did

68 of the respondents received a further email responding to their request for more information regarding being an Involved Tenant.

A focus group to investigate the possibility of a reward scheme is being organised.

Future online consultations with tenants are in the pipe line.

We asked

We asked for your opinions on the play area at Taplings Road. We also spoke to the school council at Weeke Primary School and attendees at the Weeke Weekend event.

You said

Full details of the feedback we received can be viewed here:

Taplings Road Feedback

We did

All the information provided will be used to draw up a quotation brief which will be sent to play companies in September for them to produce a design idea for the new play area.  Once we have the designs a public consultation event will be arranged around October time so that residents have the opportunity to see the options and chose which one they would like installed. 

We asked

Purpose of Consultation - To consult with local people on confirming parish council arrangements to better serve the new housing the West of Waterlooville Major Development Area. 

Scope and Methodology  - This consultation was undertaken in line with the legal framework of Part 4 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.   To engage local residents, the key issues were presented in a information letter that was delivered to all households in the proposed parish council area. Two information events were also held in two venues in the local area and attendance made at the West of Waterlooville Advisory Group.

The consultation information and questionnaire were published online on WCC’s CitizenSpace portal.  The consultation was open to the public from 5th March to 22nd  April 2018.

You said

The consultation received 32 online responses from members of the public.

 

What style should the new Council take?

Total

Percent

Parish Council

28

87.5%

Town Council

2

6.25%

Community Council

2

6.25%

Neighbourhood Council

0

0

Total

32

100%

 

 

 

What should the new Council be called?

Total

Percent

Newlands

11

34.4%

Westwood

6

18.8%

Oakwood

3

9.4%

Eastmead

1

3.1%

Southmead

1

3.1%

Wellingswood

1

3.1%

Other

6

18.8%

Not answered

3

9.4%

Total

32

100%

 

 

  • There were seven votes for Berewood from those who choose ‘other’ or did not answer.
  • There was a vote for Berewood and Wellington Parish Council
  • A suggestion of Eastwick
  • A request for a name to unite the whole of the MDA, rather than naming it after phases of building homes on the development
  • A comment ‘anything but Newlands’

 

 

How should we vote for members of the new Council?

Total

Percent

From a single list of candidates for the whole parish

22

68.8%

Don’t know/ no opinion

7

21.9%

From each of the three polling districts within the parish

3

9.4%

Total

32

100%

 

 

Seven people attended the consultation events.

We did

The results of the consultations including the detailed comments will be reported to the Licensing and Regulation Committee on 14th June 2018.  This page will be updated with the recommended actions.

We asked

To inform the preparation of the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) we asked local landowners and agents within Winchester District to submit land that is suitable and available for development.

You said

Over 200 sites were submitted to the call for sites.

We did

We are currently assessing the sites that were submitted and aim to publish the updated SHELAA later this year.

We asked

In March 2018 Winchester City Council launched the public engagement and consultation process for the Station Approach development by organising a series of drop-in events to give everyone the opportunity to see what progress has been made and offer feedback on the masterplan for the project.

You said

Over 250 people came along to look at the exhibition and talk to the architects and project team members in person.

All feedback from this first round of public engagement is currently being analysed and will be used to help guide the design process. Further details will be published in due course.

We did

In July 2018 the Cabinet (Station Approach) Committee will meet to discuss the scheme and approve the concept designs in preparation for a planning application to be submitted later on in 2018.