Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council are working on an overall strategy for moving in and around Winchester town and the immediately surrounding area.

People who live in, work in, or visit Winchester are asked to give their views by 8 December.

Over 100 people crowded into Winchester Discovery centre on Tuesday 13 June to think about what we can learn from experiences in Oxford and elsewhere.

WinACC ran our pollution poll at the Hat Fair on Sunday 2 July 2017 to ask people what they want done about air pollution in Winchester. 

More than half of the people voted to restrict vehicle access to the town centre to essential vehicles only (such as disability and delivery) and to create more pedestrian areas. 

Two linked public events to share ideas and test consensus on how to make it easier and more pleasant to move round Winchester town. Tuesday 13 June 7.30: Learning from Oxford; Saturday 1 July 10.30: Applying the lessons.

Traffic congestion was the biggest challenge identified by last year's conference Winchester: Thinking Ahead. The conference report said "Winchester will inevitably change – to manage it, we need to address movement – i.e. how people move about the city, including walking, cycling, public transport, traffic congestion as well as cars and other vehicles."

Following our public meeting on Tuesday 13 June "Movement in Winchester: Learning from Oxford" , this meeting considered what we want in Winchester town, and what we can learn from other places. 

Winchester City Council adopted the Winchester District Local Plan Part 2 – Development Management and Site Allocations on 5 April 2017.   All documents are on the Council’s website.

The Local Plan for the Winchester District (Part 2) has passed inspection. Local Plan Parts 1 and 2 together provide a strong planning policy for the District, setting out areas for growth and those to be protected, together with a comprehensive suite of policies to guide individual planning applications.

A report scoring town centres for vitality shows that Winchester is not achieving the levels of retail vitality we could hope for given its median income levels. A traffic-free centre could well improve retail performance.

WinACC's position paper on traffic, access and parking - the facts that show the real problem, and what to do about it.