City council launches ‘Next Generation Winchester’ to create housing opportunities for younger residents
The council is calling on the district’s ‘next generation’, those aged 18-35, to express what improvements can be made to increase housing opportunities for younger residents in the future.
The launch of ‘Next Generation Winchester’ kicks off with an online survey, available at www.winchestersurvey.com/next-generation until 18 February 2021. It will explore the challenges faced by young people across the district – especially those who live and work in the city.
The survey will help to ensure that the needs of the district’s future generations is being thoroughly considered at all levels in the planning and development processes. The project will offer vital insights around ways to:
- Create a platform for young people and families to share their thoughts on local housing options;
- Develop high quality policy that strengthens support for housing to meet the needs of younger, and low-income households;
- Provide appropriate housing to ensure that the council is building a mix of tenure, freehold and shared ownership opportunities meet the need of Winchester district’s ‘next generation’
The ‘Next Generation Winchester’ project dovetails with work to prepare a new Local Plan for the Winchester district. The new Local Plan will set the parameters for future development in the district and will allocate land for new housing to meet our communities’ needs.
The new Local Plan will also set the direction on issues such as the vitality of the economy, location of retail and employment sites, creation of neighbourhoods which enhance health and wellbeing and measures to promote sustainable transport. All of these issues are set within the context of the council’s carbon neutrality targets, which is a core element of the new Local Plan. A consultation on the Strategic Issues and Priorities for the new Local Plan will be launched on 15 February 2021.
Following the completion of the survey, the council will host a digital event to bring residents up to speed with the findings and outline the learnings and opportunities for the residents.
More information can be found at www.winchester.gov.uk/housing/next-generation-winchester or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Here are links to the Notice of Conclusion of the external audit, plus the documents relevant to the Annual Governance and Accountability Return:
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019-20
Sections 1 and 2 AGAR
Section 3 Auditors Report and Certificate