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City Council Want Your Help

People in Winchester are being asked to voice their opinions on plans to redevelop the lower part part of the city centre at a public drop in session this week.

Last Monday Winchester City Council unveiled the supplementary planning document for the redevelopment scheme at a public meeting, where it was explained and made available to the public for the first time.

The document is the result of a yearlong consultation that involved the input of over 1500 people, including residents, visitors and business owners from around the city.

Council Leader Caroline Horrill said the project is ‘all about bringing new life to the bottom part of our city’ adding that the scheme’s aim is ‘to create a new vision for that area’.

The first drop in session will be held at the Guildhall on Tuesday 14 Nov, between 4pm and 8pm, with more scheduled for the coming months. The council is encouraging anyone who is interested to come along and make their voice heard.

There will be several sessions like this from now until February 2018 in which people can learn more about the current plans and suggest any changes they feel would benefit the area.

These feedback sessions will shape the final draft, which will later go on to become a formal planning document that will be submitted by the council early next year.

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