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 details of WinACC's position on new developments. See WinACC's vision for sustainable transport


See WinACC's response to Winchester City Council consultation on a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Central Winchester Regeneration Area (which includes Silver Hill) 5 February 2018.

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. See the WinACC response.

The next meeting of the Central Winchester Regeneration Informal Policy Group is meeting on Monday 25 September from 6pm in the Bapsy Hall, Guildhall Winchester.

Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council are developing a "movement strategy" which will shape how we get about the City for a generation. 

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.

At the end of the meeting “Movement in Winchester: learning from Oxford” on 13 June 2017, people were asked for the most important lessons they would to take forward into discussions about how to make it easier and more pleasant to move round Winchester. These are their lessons: 

High vitality where there is low car dependency

WinACC have compared two surveys that were done independently of each other:

In 2014, retail analysts Harper Dennis Hobbs published an assessment of the economic vitality of 500 retail centres (which is no longer on their website).

As the new City Council prepares to review its car parking strategy, WinACC publishes a substantial report on car parks in and near Winchester town.

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.

A 2015 University of California study on the relationship between active cities (with a lot of walking, cycling and public transport) and economic prosperity shows very clear findings based on ‘strong’ evidence that active cities are good for business. Well worth a good look.



We believe that these ten principles should define the future development of Winchester.
We hope they stimulate your thoughts on this subject at the meeting on 6 November.

We want a sustainable, enjoyable and socially fair city that retains its historic urban characteristics within its remarkable landscape setting.

More than this, though, we want a city that looks to the future as well as the past (as it always has done), recognising the inescapable pressures for change and the social need for development, but harnessing them to enhance the life and...

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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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