Public Consultation on Traveller Development Plan Document
Notification under the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012
Winchester City Council has been working to develop a Traveller Development Plan Document (Traveller DPD). The Plan covers the Winchester City Council area, excluding the part in the South Downs National Park, and follows the policies set out in Local Plan Part 1 (2013) and Local Plan Part 2 (2017). In particular, it aims to meet needs for Gypsy and Traveller accommodation as required by Local Plan Part 1 (Policy CP5) and detailed in Local Plan Part 2 (Policy DM4).
The Traveller Plan, together with the Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA/SEA) and the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA), is available for comment for a period of 6 weeks from 15th January until midnight Monday 26 February 2018, these documents can be viewed at:
• Online on the City Council’s website – http://www.winchester.gov.uk/
A paper copy of the Traveller Plan and non-technical summary of the SA/SEA can be inspected at:
- At Winchester City Council’s City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.
• At local libraries
– Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester
– Stanmore Community Library, Carroll Centre, Somers Close
– Alresford Library, Broad Street, New Alresford
– Bishops Waltham Library, Free Street, Bishops Waltham
– Waterlooville Library, The Precinct, Waterlooville
– Eastleigh Library, The Swan Centre, Eastleigh
– Fareham Library, Osborn Road, Fareham
Opening times can be found at Hampshire County Council website.
As well as commenting on the Traveller DPD, there is an opportunity to suggest other sites for traveller accommodation. As it has not been possible to identify sufficient sites to meet in full the need for Travelling Showperson’s accommodation, suggestions of sites that are suitable and available for this type of accommodation will be particularly useful.
You can complete an online comment form at:https://winchester.
Please be aware that we cannot accept anonymous comments – all comments we receive will be included on our website (including your name but not your address or email details).
Following completion of this consultation, it is the intention to submit the DPD to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination during May 2018.
Working with architects, the City Council have now developed an outline vision for the site at Bar End, along with some concept designs of the proposed Leisure Centre.
We have been running some engagements events over the last fortnight and the display boards that have been on show can be viewed on the Council’s website. We are asking for feedback and a questionnaire to accompany the exhibition can be accessed via the same page.
We have also produced a project update broadsheet which contains all of the latest news and this can be viewed here: http://www.winchester.gov.uk/projects/consultation
We do have printed copies of this publication and, if you feel it would be of interest, we can arrange for copies to be sent to you so that they can be distributed in local venues i.e. parish halls, doctors surgeries, etc within your communities. Please let me know if you would like copies to be sent to you and if so, how many you would like
We have one more engagement event in the City Centre which is taking place on Saturday 6 January 2018, in Winchester Guildhall, between 10am and 4pm. We are also going to be holding events on Wednesday 17 January 2018 as follows:
· Bishops Waltham – The Kings Church, High Street, SO32 1AA between 10am and 1pm
· Whiteley – Meadowside Leisure Centre, Whiteley Way, Fareham PO15 7LJ between 2.30pm and 5.30pm