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The latest plans for the proposed Leisure centre at Bar End are open for consultation until Sunday 21 January.
 
WinACC's Built Environment and Transport Action Group is drafting a response that will focus on transport, especially the forecast impact on health from emissions that contribute to climate change and poor air quality. 
 

The latest proposals for the Bar End leisure centre can be read in a report to the City Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 20 November. 

A second phase of public drop-in sessions on proposals for a new Sport & Leisure Park at Bar End took place in July. Copies of the exhibition boards and a feedback questionnaire are now available. 

The architects appointed by Winchester City Council have been consulting before developing an Urban Design Framework for the area. See their documents and the timetable for the next steps.

Winchester Councillors assured Chris Holloway of WinACC at the Cabinet meeting on 12 June that all parties backed the Council's commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of the proposed new leisure facilities to as close to zero as financially and technically feasible, in respect of the use of the whole site, its construction, running emissions and user travel emissions.

Winchester City Council and The University of Winchester have appointed two highly experienced national architectural practices to undertake design work for the new sport and leisure centre which forms part of the exciting new Winchester Sports Park at Bar End.

The University of Winchester and Winchester City Council have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to develop options for a new leisure centre at Bar End on the edge of Winchester.

Winchester City Council has commissioned consultants to look at the finances of four options for a Leisure Centre in Winchester town...

Winchester City Council's website reports that a detailed analysis of a wide range of options for a new leisure centre in Winchester has been completed. ...

Even more important than the location of a new Leisure Centre in Winchester is its long-term impact on the environment. The architect's brief for the new Leisure Centre should require a design with the smallest possible carbon footprint.

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