The planning application for the new Sport & Leisure Park at Bar End to replace River Park Leisure Centre will shortly be submitted. Then WinACC will send in its comments, and you can do the same. Check this page if you want to see winACC's thinking, once the application is published.

See WinACC's Built Environment and Transport Action Group response to the latest plans for the proposed Winchester Sport and Leisure Park at Bar End.

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.

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.

All the documents of the exhibition on the proposals for the replacement of the leisure centre in Winchester town are now on the Winchester City Council website.

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See also our vision of a sustainable Winchester, our pages on local building developments and on the Local Plan, on air pollution, walkingcycling and other aspects of transport.


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