On 1st and 2nd December the team behind plans for a development of between 750 and 1,000 homes at Sir John Moore Barracks, located to the northwest of Winchester city centre, will be holding community workshops, the second in a series of four consultation events to engage the local community. 

Sir John Moore Barracks is due to become surplus to military requirements when the Army vacate the site from 2026.

The MOD considers public consultation a key priority and is calling on residents to help influence plans to redevelop Sir John Moore Barracks following earlier consultation in 2020 and 2021.

The second in this new series of public consultation events, on the 1st and 2nd December, will take the form of a series of collaborative workshops with the local community. The workshops will explore the approach to the masterplan based around topics of History & heritage; Context and site constraints; Climate Resilience and sustainability; and People and community.

To secure your place at the workshops and get involved, please visit: www.sirjohnmoorewinchester.co.uk

Robert Smith, the Head of Major Disposals at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation Estate Division, said:

“We are delighted with the level of engagement we received on our first round of engagement earlier this month where the feedback confirmed broad agreement with our vision and development principles for the project.”

“These community workshops provide an excellent opportunity for the community to begin to shape the way development will be delivered on site. We need to hear from as many people as possible at this early stage to ensure this development is something we can all be proud of.”

“Our overarching vision is to celebrate the legacy of the barracks whilst creating a new neighbourhood for Winchester that will deliver high quality homes, public green spaces and community facilities, that also protect and enhance biodiversity. We’re looking forward to hearing from residents about their ideas on how we can best realise that ambition in the months ahead.”

The workshops follow public events held earlier in the month which explored the vision and development principles for the project. Further consultation events will be held throughout Spring and Summer 2024, before the final planning application is submitted to the Council for their consideration.