City of Winchester Trust

Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral

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


Prposed 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....

South Downs Local Plan response - The Trust has produced a response for South Downs National Park Authority on their Draft Local Plan consultation. 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.

Silver Hill Trust View Current situation from the point of view of The City of Winchester. Trust position is described. 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 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....

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

Civic Voice Localism Statement - Civic Voice have sent the Trust a manifesto on "Localism for Real" 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....

Local Plan Consultation - The Trust has produced a new briefing paper in partnership with WinACC for the Local Plan Part 2 Winchester City Council consultations. more....

Green Belt Response - The Trust have completed their comments to Civic Voice for its response to Parliament concerning the Green Belt. more....

English Heritage Consultation - The Trust have completed their comments on the Government consultation on the future of English Heritage. more....

last update 13/11/15

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