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Welcome to our local engagement hub for Station Approach – a place where we will capture your ideas for the future of this part of our beautiful city.

Winchester City Council, Network Rail, and London & Continental Railways (LCR) are currently exploring potential opportunities for regeneration in the area around Winchester Railway Station and whether a viable, local and community driven vision can be developed on their respective surrounding sites.

Environmental, economic, and social wellbeing all lie at the heart of what we want to create. This is an opportunity to explore transforming a key gateway to Winchester and protecting what makes the city special. With your help we’re keen to deliver:

  • An exciting, sustainable and financially viable development,
  • A safe user-focused transport hub
  • Enhanced public realm
  • A mix of uses for the benefit of existing and future generations.

At this stage, we are exploring all the options and we need our community to help us to shape a vision.

Explore the opportunity Have your say

Join us at one of our drop in consultation events:

Thursday, 15 September from 2-7pm outside the main entrance to Winchester station.

Saturday, 24th September from 10-2pm at our stall in the market in the high street.

Timeline

Summer/Autumn 2022

  • Initial consultation on vision
  • Capacity study informed by feedback and technical input

Winter 2022/23

  • Feedback to community on consultation and capacity study findings
  • Create strategic outline business case for approval by Winchester City Council

Spring/Summer 2023

  • Preparation of masterplan or alternative planning routes
  • Community and stakeholder engagement on development and delivery options

Winter 2023/24

  • Outline business case refined
  • Council decision on development and delivery options

Spring/Summer 2024

  • Full business case developed and submitted to Cabinet

2025 onwards

Depending on what is decided in the full business case we might consider:

  • Submitting a planning application or
  • Identifying a development partner to prepare and submit the planning application
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