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4. Have your say

Consultation on the Strategic Issues and Priorities (SIP) for our new Local Plan and the associated Call for Sites closed in April 2021. There were three LPAG meetings on the following dates to discuss the representations that were submitted on the SIP - 29th September, 24th November and 13th December. The papers are available on the Winchester City Council website 'Meetings, Agendas and Minutes' page.

Housing figures for the local plan Strategic issues and priorities (SIP)

Why get involved?

This early stage in the development of our new Local Plan is important – for everyone who works and lives in the district, as well as anyone that visits Winchester, our market towns and countryside.

The way we live our lives, travel, work and enjoy our spare time are all influenced by the environment and the Local Plan shapes this for the future, as well as helping us tackle the climate emergency .


Different Ways of Getting Involved

1. Virtual information events

During the Strategic Issues & Priorities consultation we held a number of virtual information events , to provide an overview of the consultation document and answer your questions. Recordings of the events which have been held are available below.

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Virtual information events


The Strategic Issues and Priorities document is ready for you to download and read in full for further details.

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3. Local Plan design workshops

Three Local Plan design workshops have been held, a summary of the workshops are detailed below.

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Local Plan design workshops

Strategic Issues and Priorities Consultation

3. Next Steps

Consultation on the Strategic Issues & Priorities has now closed along with the Call for Sites. We have been undertaking initial assessment of the additional sites submitted, and an updated Strategic Housing Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) will be published once reported to Cabinet. There will be two further two opportunities to become involved in the Local Plan process when we consult on the Regulation 18 Local Plan (which will allocate specific sites and include new Local Plan policies) and Regulation 19 Local Plan (which will be the version of the Local Plan that we want an Inspector to examine). This is when we will identified which sites we are allocating for development and the new policies that will be included in the new Local Plan. Please sign up for email alerts to keep updated on how you can get involved in the Local Plan.