The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has decided to sell this site and is in the process of progressing a new vision, which is shown in this phase 1 consultation.
This consultation, which closes on 22 Jan, is available at https://avison-young.foleon.com/john-moore-barracks/john-moore-barracks/home/.
The site is located on the edge of the City of Winchester, between Littleton and Harestock.
The consultation includes an early stage concept masterplan.
Their intention is to create a sustainable, mixed use community, including a range of new homes and a park and ride facility.
If an application along the lines proposed is approved, it will make effective use of this previously developed (brownfield) site and thereby reduce the pressure on greenfield sites elsewhere in the Winchester district, for example the Royaldown proposal between Oliver’s Battery and Hursley.
You are encouraged to complete the short consultation, which comprises 11 questions, predominantly multiple choice but also some free text opportunities.
“We would like to reassure customers that Southern Water will continue to provide services – including emergency repairs – during lockdown. We have developed safe ways of working during the pandemic and we ask our customers to keep their distance from our frontline colleagues for the safety of both workers and customers, especially if we need to visit your home. In an emergency you can call us on 0330 303 0368.
“If you are struggling with your bills, help is available. Also if you, or someone you know, is vulnerable then being included on our Priority Services Register will ensure help will be provided when it’s needed. To join the Register contact us through our website, https://www.southernwater.co.uk/account/extra-help-and-support or call 0330 303 0277.”
Ian McAulay, Chief Executive, Southern Water
From the Oliver’s Battery Film Nights organising group:
Dear OB Film Friends everywhere, please join us at 7.30pm on 6 January to watch from your armchair ‘What We Did on our Holiday’.
For those who would like to, we will have a pre and post film Zoom chat, please feel free to join us.
At 7.30pm, watch the film on your TV, and rejoin the OB group (using the same Zoom link) around 9.15pm for an-after film chat.
If you have difficulty, David Higgins can help: 07718574638
Here are the links you will need:
Find the film here:
And join us on Zoom here: from 7.15pm
Meeting ID: 819 5494 2169
Over the weekend someone smashed a beer bottle inside the children’s play area, under the climbing wall. If you see any vandalism please report it to WCC Neighbourhood Services on https://www.winchester.gov.uk/apply (click on the big blue ‘Report’ button) and the Police on 101. Many thanks to those who cleared it away.
Councillor Jackie Porter, WCC Cabinet Member for Built Environment and Wellbeing, will be attending the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 1 December, to take questions on the proposed Royaldown development. The meeting will be held on Zoom. Here is a link to the Parish Council’s Agenda page where you will find details of how to join the meeting as well as the agenda itself: https://www.oliversbattery.info/parish-council-business/agenda-details-for-next-meeting/
The Parish Council has published its Accessibility Statement on the website, as it is required to do under the Public Sector Bodies (Website & Mobile Apps) (No 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Here is a link to the relevant page of the website: https://www.oliversbattery.info/accessibility-statement/
Are you self isolating? The Oliver’s Battery Community Group can help.
Hampshire County Council has served notice that the age range of the children in the school is to be reduced with effect from 1 January 2021, to enable children of preschool age to attend.
Please find link to the relevant page on the HCC website:
The Parish Council has submitted its response to the recent consultation exercise: Planning for the future – Response to Government White Paper – OBPC 24 Oct 2020