City of Winchester Trust

Planning Comments

Apri 2016

March 2016

February 2016

Recent Papers

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....

Local Plan Part 2 comments - The Trust has produced its comments on the latest Local Plan Part2 "Development Management and Site Allocations" more....

Pitt Vale Comments - The Trust has produced its comments on the proposed development at Pitt Vale in a letter to the Hampshire Chronicle more....

Winchester Station Travel Plan response - The Trust has produced a response for Winchester City Council to the Winchester Station Travel Plan. more....

Local Plan Part2 response - The Trust has produced a response for Winchester City Council to the Local Plan Part 2 consultation. 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

These include:-
Civic Voice
Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust
Hampshire Gardens Trust

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 Website
Members Meeting
Policy Papers
Special Meetings
The Annual General Meeting
The Annual Report
Guided summer evening walks
Press releases, letters and articles for the media
Organised Visits

The archives section includes considerable information about Winchester including extensive images showing Winchester past and recent

Chairman's Jottings

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.

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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 initial walks for 19th May to 17th July have been annouced and members can now book places via the secretary. Unfortunately the walk on 26th May has had to be cancelled but 2nd June is still on June 9th cancelled but replacement possible more....

North Walls Flood Defence Scheme Exhibition - Trust Members have been invited to an exhibition concerning the proposed flood plan for Winchester on February 3rd & 4th.. more....

National Trust Day Passes - The Trust as members of Civic Voice are entitled to to a free National Trust Day Pass (worth up to 14) or given by them to family or friends.. 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....

Resuls of Awards competition 2015 The award was given to T2 Architects for St Valentines Close, Gordon Road. A press release has been made and the details of the entry are available.

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 Area Group A group has been set up to pursue the future of the Station Area. A website has been produced and a press release generated 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....

News - Archive

last update 09/05/16

President: Professor Joy Carter, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester   Chairman: Keith Leaman  
Hon Treasurer: Nick Gibbins    Secretary: Janet Wiles    Reg. in England No.609812   Reg. Charity No. 251798