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Introduction

A distinctive neighbourhood sensitively responding to the site’s topography

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is progressing proposals to bring forward new development at Sir John Moore Barracks. Situated to the north of Winchester city centre, the site is proposed to be allocated within Winchester City Council’s Draft Local Plan (Policy W2) to deliver significant residential led development of between 750-1,000 new homes.

Our vision is to create a distinctive neighbourhood for Winchester that responds to the site’s topography, benefitting from views in and out of the site and offering a unique setting and place to live.

While preserving the character and setting of the adjacent villages, promoting biodiversity and encouraging healthy living and active travel, Sir John Moore will provide a range of much-needed new homes for all, designed and built to the highest standards of energy efficiency, alongside significant new public green spaces and hub for new community facilities.

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Sir John Moore Barracks

The site

Site location

Comprised of 86.5ha of land, the site is located to the north of Winchester, between existing residential settlements of Littleton (to the west) and Harestock (to the east).
Comprised of 86.5ha of land, the site is located to the north of Winchester, between existing residential settlements of Littleton (to the west) and Harestock (to the east).

Timeline

The future of Sir John Moore Barracks

This timeline is subject to change but represents our current hopes to get delivery of homes on the site to coincide with the closure of the barracks.

  1. Autumn 2023

    Stage 1 engagement events:
    Vision and development principles
    Download exhibition boards

  2. Winter 2023

    Stage 2 engagement events:
    Community workshops
    Download exhibition boards

    Where we are now

  3. Spring 2024

    Guided site tours for the public

  4. Summer 2024

    Stage 3 community engagement events:
    Concept masterplan

    Assuming concept masterplan approval by Winchester City Council’s Cabinet is achieved

  5. Autumn 2024

    Stage 4 engagement events:
    Final masterplan and outline planning application information

  6. Winter 2024

    Planning application intended to be submitted to Winchester City Council + Winchester City Council statutory consultation process

  7. Summer 2025

    Currently anticipated planning committee determination of planning application

    Assuming outline planning consent is achieved

  8. Summer 2025 / Summer 2026

    Reserved Matters applications – consultation, submission and determination

    Assuming Reserved Matters planning consent

  9. Winter 2026/27

    Phased start on site

  10. 2027 onwards

    Delivery of new homes and facilities

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Ways you can give your ideas

Over the coming months, we will be undertaking a comprehensive and transparent four stage consultation programme, reviewing all feedback received throughout, and where possible, incorporating this into the final proposals prior to submitting an application to Winchester City Council.

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