For more information on what Winchester City Council is doing on climate change, see their website .

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Winchester City Council is now consulting on the next stage of the Local Plan Part 2. This will allocate sites and development management policies for all of the district outside the South Downs National Park. Deadline 21 December

Winchester Town Forum meeting 6.30 Monday 5 October 2015 and Winchester Cabinet (Local Plan) meeting 9.30 am Tuesday 6 October will both discuss the latest draft of part 2 of the Local Plan. Email chris.holloway@winacc.org.uk with points you would like WinACC to raise at either meeting.

A bid for devolved powers has been submitted to the Government jointly by Winchester City Council and the other 16 local authorities and two enterprise partnerships in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

In 2015, the Govertnment over-turned its plans to require new homes to meet low carbon standards.

As a result, the following appeared on the planning page of Winchester City Council's website

Sustainable Low and Zero Carbon Built Development – implementation of Local Plan Part 1 policy CP11.

Councillors and officers from Winchester City Council toured renewable energy schemes last week to learn more about what the City Council might do next to move towards a low carbon Winchester District.

Winchester City Council commissions a report each year on the Council's own carbon footprint. The September 2014 report covers the year April 2013-March 2014.

The Silver Hill Independent Review has now started. If you would like to make a written submission, send it to silverhillreview@winchester.gov.uk by the end of April 2015.

The Winchester Walking Strategy plans to encourage more walking in Winchester. The City Council agreed to support the strategy at its Cabinet meeting in December 2014 as a way to encourage and improve walking across Winchester.

Winchester City Council could be about to go into banking in support of local businesses.

The Council is considering financial support of £250,000 to become a founding member of the Hampshire Community Bank along with other local authorities.

Winchester has signalled its interest in contributing to the £14m equity needed to set up the bank if certain conditions are met.

“Make climate change an issue in the coming elections” is the message to all local voters, Councillors and MEPs from the climate change charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC).  WinACC is asking its supporters, and all who care about the future of humanity and life on the planet, to tell politicians that climate change is a key issue and that we want more action to tackle it. This means we want more renewable energy and we want cuts in overall energy use." title...

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