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WinACC has objected to both the proposed Design Codes and to 13/002257/REM W00942/22 Barton Farm, Andover Road, Winchester (Cala Homes (South) Ltd as  the applications do not take into account the impact of climate change on future housing requirements, nor of the need to design new developments to reduce, rather than add to, greenhouse gas emissions.

Since our open meeting about Barton Farm on 1 December 2012, WinACC has been working with the City of Winchester Trust to influence decisions about this housing development. We have had two informal meetings with the developers, Cala Homes.

The outline plans for Barton Farm are available by clicking on the attachments below.

 

The developers Cala Homes invited people to their open day on Thursday 31 January 2013. WinACC's three main points were:

1. The development should make best use of latest technology to create buildings which use as little energy as possible, with renewable heat and electricity.

2. Housing mustn't sprawl out; terraces save heating, and create streets that people enjoy walking through.

3. The design of the development and of public transport must provide real alternatives to the car and encourage people to walk and cycle between Barton Farm and the rest of Winchester,...

News release: 3 December 2012

By City of Winchester Trust, Winchester Action on Climate Change and Winchester Friends of the Earth

BARTON FARM: THE OPPORTUNITY

The new development planned for Barton Farm should be a development that Winchester will always be proud of and an example that other areas will follow. This was the view of a meeting “Barton Farm – the opportunity” last Saturday, 1 December 2012, convened jointly by the City of Winchester Trust, Winchester Action on...

New housing must showcase zero carbon living
Now that the Secretary of State has refused permission for new housing at Barton Farm, Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) is calling on developers and the City Council to create housing that helps people to live without greenhouse gas emissions.
“People need to be able to shop, work and go to school within walking and cycling distance of their homes, wherever they may be”, said Ernie...

Mike Slinn, then chair of WinACC's Transport Group, strongly criticised the transport aspects of the developers' proposals at the Barton Farm / Cala Homes inquiry in February 2011.

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Parent topic

To create a sustainable Winchester, new developments must meet WinACC's criteria on:
1) Development Location, Density & Orientation.
2) Building Design
3) Embedded Carbon & Materials Selection
4) Energy Generation, Supply & Export
5) Transport & Civic Amenities

See here for full details of WinACC's position on new developments.