The project team behind the emerging plans for the development of between 750 – 1,000 homes at Sir John Moore Barracks, located to the northwest of Winchester city centre, are currently working alongside Winchester City Council’s planning team, Hampshire County Council and other stakeholders to review the extensive feedback received from the local community.

The DIO considers public consultation a key priority, with four in person consultation events taking place in November and December last year. These events saw hundreds of local residents engage with the emerging proposals and provide feedback, with almost 3,000 residents having already visited our dedicated project website and sharing their views.

Over 500 local residents individually submitted formal feedback responses, having had nearly 200 residents attend our public consultation events across Littleton Memorial Hall, Henry Beaufort School and our pop-up stall in Winchester High Street. A majority of respondents are in favour of the current vision for the site, with significant support for the project’s development principles. There were key areas of feedback around the principle of retaining the sports complex and sports pitches as well as desire for retention of green space with a of focus for development on existing built footprint, impacts on infrastructure and local amenities, and flooding, all which are being considered and reviewed by the project team. The workshops were well received and enabled concerned residents to talk through in detail on aspects of interest or concern.

Following these formal public consultation events, we have also hosted a sports-focused workshop and a workshop with students from Henry Beaufort School, whilst continuing to engage with your community stakeholders, Winchester City Council, Hampshire County Council and Parish Councils.