City of Winchester Trust
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Major Issues

The current major issues for the City of Winchester Trust, include:


Planning Policies


The Trust continually views with close attention the planning policies, particularly relating to housing numbers, required of local authorities by central government. The Trust monitors the City and County councils’ policy reviews and is responding in detail to consultations on the Local Development Framework. The Trust is particularly concerned to preserve the character of Winchester and to prevent development which will harm the city’s unique setting.


Specific immediate concerns include:


Station Approach where the design competition is nearing completion;


The Care Home now being built in Chesil Street;


The Leisure Centre at Bar End and consequential changes at River Park;


Central Area Regeneration including the abandoned Silver Hill development in a larger area of the city centre.


In the longer term, the Trust continues to monitor the housing development at Barton Farm, and is concerned at the prospect of any development at Bushfield and Pitt Vale or elsewhere in the City's landscape setting.


Climate Change and Sustainable Development

The Trust recognises the implications of climate change and supports sustainable development to the highest standards notwithstanding the need to maintain a sensitive approach, particularly with regard to the Conservation Area. The Trust is a member of the 2020 Steering Group in partnership with Winchester Action on Climate Change (WINACC), which was formed in 2010 to promote a sustainable future for Winchester, taking into account the multiple pressures and consequences of growth.


Recent News

2018 AGM - CWT AGM will be held at Milner Hall on Monday 24th September. more....

Summer Walks 2018 - CWT have announced further walks for 2018 upto 9th August. more....

Press Release for Ebook - CWT have produced an Ebook version of Andrew Rutter's book 'Winchester Heart of a City'. more....

Winchester win Civic Voice Award - CWT's nomination of Winchester University Chapel wins top design award more....

The Big Conservation Conversation -
The view of the City of Winchester Trust to the Big Conservation Conversation. more....

Cards and Prints for Sale -
CWT have a number of cards and prints available for sale. more....

Further News


Recent Papers

Report on the annual WCC Coach Tour of recent developments more....

CWT's Report on training day for Winchester Future 50 on 21st September more....

Report on the new Leisure Centre Framework Meeting more....

CWT have produced a response to Central Winchester Regeneration Area consultation more....

Members Meeting on Central Winchester Regeneration Area consultation more....

Taking Cycling Seriously more....

CWT Station Approach revised plan more....

CWT comments on WCC draft Strategy more....

CWT Station Approach review more....

Station Approach so far more....