Henderson, the developers of the Silver Hill scheme, have reviewed the scheme and are now showing their new plans to the public. This is our chance to influence the plans. Tell them what you think. WinACC suggests you include:

  • they must have WCs close to the bus stops that passengers can use whenever buses are running (not in shops that close at 5 or 6)
  • Winchester doesn't want so many car parking places
  • it would be cheaper and more energy-saving to allow for combined heat and power or district heating.

The three-day public exhibition in Winchester’s Guildhall starts on Thursday 27 March. Members of the design team will be available to discuss it.

The Council's website says that the brief was "to ensure that the scheme meets today’s occupier requirements, while also responding to stakeholder comments. This detailed review, which has now been completed, has identified opportunities to make alterations and refinements to the current scheme, which originally received planning consent in 2009.

"Following initial engagement with its development partner Winchester City Council and other local stakeholders, Henderson intends to share these proposed improvements with the local community. The exhibition will give members of the public the opportunity to remind themselves of the consented scheme and view the proposed alterations."

Henderson Global Investor is a c. £12.7 billion property business. The Secretary of State confirmed a Compulsory Purchase Order on the scheme in 2013. The Council's website has links to background documents on Silver Hill.