The City of Winchester Trust and WinACC work together as "Winchester 2020" to propose ways to make Winchester a sustainable and attractive city for people to live, work and visit.

In 2013, Winchester 2020 spotted several discussions about developing the area round the station area. We argued that the City and County Councils should avoid an unattractive muddle of one-off developments. In stead, they needed to drawn up an overall plan for the station area. This should take into account what the public think - meaning people who live or work near the station area, those who use it for commuting or leisure. The framework also needs to reflect other thinking, including the impact of the new housing at Barton Farm, the changes to car parking proposed in the car parking strategy, and the impact on retail.

Winchester City Council issued a brief in June 2013, and commissioned Tibbalds, consultants, to write Development Assessment: Winchester Station Approachment - to be discussed at the Winchester Town Forum on 27 November 2013 and Winchester City Council Cabinet on 4 December 2013 (see also WCC's covering report at item 12 of the Cabinet agenda). 

WinACC's Transport Action Group discussed the Development Assessment on 2 December and WinACC's draft reaction.

The 2020 Group made a presentation to the Town Forum on 13 Sept 2013 about the framework for the station area, comments from this presentation are attached.