On 10th and 11th November the team behind plans for a development of between 750 and 1,000 homes located to the northwest of Winchester city centre will be holding the first in a series of three consultation events to engage with the local community.

Consultation plans revealed for transforming barracks into new homes

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 first in this new series of public consultation events, on the 10th and 11th November, will set out a range of details for the future of the site, including the focus on sustainable housing.

The consultation events will be followed by a series of workshops and further events throughout Winter 2023 and into Summer 2024, before the final planning application is submitted to the Council for their consideration. 

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

“Our four-stage consultation programme is designed to give Winchester’s community the opportunity to shape the future of the site.

“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 public consultation will coincide with the launch of a new website, providing background information on the history of the site, alongside opportunities to provide feedback.