CWT comments on Station Approach Exhibition - Members OF THE trustees, the planning appraisal group, and the planning policy group, met to agree a statement representing the Trust's opinions on the exhibition of the displayed schemes. more....
Winchester and the Civic Voice Sandys Lecture - The Lecture was given by Sir Terry Farrell and took place on 31st March at Portcullis House Westminster. Areport has been produced by Chris Higgins and revised by the Trust Council more....
Representations on the last stage in the production of Local Plan Part 2 - The Trust has submitted to WCC our representations on the last stage in the production of Local Plan Part 2. more....
South Downs Local Plan response - The Trust has produced a response for South Downs National Park Authority on their Draft Local Plan consultation. more....
Silver Hill Trust View Current situation from the point of view of The City of Winchester. Trust position is described. more....
Aims of the Trust
The City of Winchester Trust was set up in 1957 after the public failed to stop the demolition of the Brooks Area of the City. Our main aim today is to preserve the distinctive and evolving character of the city, by seeking to influence the decisions of both City and County, Councils and the proposals of developers. This is achieved by:
monitoring the long term plans contained in the ongoing SE Region and Winchester District Local Plans.
examining all planning applications affecting the city and submitting spoken and written comments where appropriate.
drafting guidelines, briefs and policies for future planning developments.
carrying out our own or commissioning independent surveys when we have doubts about others.
liaising with other organisations
Keeping Members Informed
The Trust considers it to be most important to keep its members fully informed of the Trust's activities, and to encourage the active participation of those members. This is done by means of:
The Annual General Meeting
The Annual Report
Guided summer evening walks
Press releases, letters and articles for the media
The archives section includes considerable information about Winchester including extensive images showing Winchester past and recent
We were recently approached by Norwich Trust reporting that one of their members had recently visited Winchester and was struck by the fact that there were no ‘A’ advertising boards. We were asked how this was managed in Winchester, as Norwich was struggling to control the ‘A’ board blight. I have to admit that I had not walked down the High Street for some time so, before replying, I thought I had better take a look.
Civic Voice Awards 2016 - The City of Winchester Trust is pleased to report that its entry won one of the National Civic Voice Awards more....
Summer Walks 2016 - The walks programme has been updated more....
Proposed new Arts Faculty at Peter Symonds - The Trust has been invited to an open evening at Peter Symonds College to view the plans for a new Arts Faculty Building on 23rd November. more....
New School at Barton Farm A drop in session has been arranged for 22 April 2015 at The Stripe, University of Winchester between 5pm and 7pm to discuss proposals for the Barton Farm school site. more....
Station Approach Winchester City Council called have produced a leaflet Station Approach : Shaping the Future, including public meetings aimed at residents of Winchester more....
Civic Voice Localism Statement - Civic Voice have sent the Trust a manifesto on "Localism for Real" more....