Notification of Public Consultation on the Regulation 18 draft Local Plan 2039

I am writing to inform you that the Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan will be open for public consultation for a period of 6 weeks from 2nd of November until 23:59 hours on 14th of December

Please click here to view the consultation documents and respond to the consultation. 

The consultation welcomes views on the key issues of the Local Plan, and we want as many people as possible to be part of this process that will set out the future of the district.

The Local Plan will cover all of Winchester District except for the part within the South Downs National Park (which has its own Local Plan). The Local Plan will set out the development strategy and policy framework for the area and allocate or designate land accordingly.  Once adopted, will be used to guide decisions on planning applications up to 2039. 

In advance we have organised a number of specialised online events and in person drop in events across the district where you can come and talk to council officers about the draft Local Plan. The details of how we are engaging with people is included in the Local Plan consultation calendar. We would really appreciate if you could help us to spread the message about these events and you are invited to attend the events that are convenient to you.

Where to view the documents:

The Regulation 18 draft Local Plan 2039 and supporting documents will be available for comment from 2ndNovember 2022 until 23:59 14th December 2022 as follows: 

  1. On the new Local Plan website at
  2. On Winchester City Council’s website at
  3. In local libraries as set out in the table below: 
LibraryLocationOpening hours
Alresford Library Alresford Library20 Broad StreetNew AlresfordSO24 9AQ Tuesday1–5pmThursday9:30am–1:30pmFriday1–5pmSaturday9:30am–1:30pmClosed on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Bishops Waltham LibraryBishops Waltham LibraryFree Street, Bishops WalthamSouthamptonSO32 1EE Tuesday1–5pmWednesday9:30am–1:30pmFriday1–5pmSaturday9:30am–1:30pmClosed on Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Chandler’s Ford LibraryOakmount Avenue, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 2LHMonday9:30am–5pmTuesday9:30am–5pmWednesday9:30am–5pmThursday9:30am–5pmFriday9:30am–1:30pmSaturday9:30am–5pmClosed on Sunday
Eastleigh Library1, Swan Centre, Eastleigh SO50 5SFMonday9:30am–1:30pmTuesday9:30am–5pmThursday9:30am–5pmFriday9:30am–5pmSaturday9:30am–5pmClosed on Wednesday and Sunday 
Havant LibraryHavant Meridian Centre, Havant, PO9 1UNMonday9:30am–5pmTuesday9:30am–5pmThursday9:30am–1:30pmFriday9:30am–5pmSaturday9:30am–5pmClosed on Wednesday and Sunday
Hedge End Library11 Upper Northam Rd, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 4DY Monday9:30am–5pmWednesday9:30am–5pmThursday9:30am–5pmSaturday9:30am–1:30pmClosed on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Martial Rose LibrarySt. Edburga Building, Sparkford Rd, Winchester SO22 4NRMonday9am–5pmTuesday8am–12amWednesday8am–12amThursday8am–12amFriday8am–8pmSaturday12–6pmSunday12–11pm
Waterlooville Library The Precinct, London Rd, Waterlooville PO7 7DTMonday9:30am–5pmTuesday9:30am-1:30pmWednesday9:30am–5pmThursday9:30am–5pmFriday9:30am–5pmSaturday9:30am–5pmSundayClosed
Winchester LibraryWinchester LibraryThe Arc Jewry StreetWinchesterSO23 8SB Monday9:30am–5pmTuesday9:30am–5pmWednesday9:30am–1:30pmThursday9:30am–5pmFriday9:30am–5pmSaturday9:30am–5pmSundayClosed

Supporting Documentation 

  • Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) – a document which is an assessment of the impact of the plan on protected animal species and where they live, keeping this impact to an absolute minimum by avoiding or compensating for it.
    • The European Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) requires ‘appropriate assessment’ of plans and projects that are, either alone or in combination with other plans and projects, likely to have a significant impact on sites designated under the Directive.
  • Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) – the IIA comprises numerous assessments at all stages throughout the plan making process, such as the Sustainability Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Health Impact Assessment and an Equalities Assessment. These are all necessary and consider diverse potential impacts of the new Local Plan.
  • Non-technical summary of the IIA

Public Events

As part of this public consultation, we are holding a number of public drop-in events around the district: 

KINGS WORTHY Monday 7 November 14:30-19:00                  The Worthys Jubilee Hall, London Road, Kings Worthy, Winchester, SO23 7QN WINCHESTER Tuesday 22 November 14:30-19:00            St. Giles Suite, Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, Paternoster Row, SO23 9QLCOLDEN COMMON Thursday 24 November 14:30-19:00 Colden Common Community Centre, St Vigor Way, Colden Common, SO21 1UU
BISHOP’S WALTHAM Friday 18 November 14:30-19:00  The Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane, Bishops Waltham, Southampton SO32 1EDWHITELEYFriday 11 November 14:30-19:00                  Whiteley Community Centre, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7LALITTLETON & HARESTOCKTuesday 29 November 15:30-19:00     Littleton Memorial Hall, The Hallway, Winchester, SO22 6QL

For these in person events you will not need to register to attend, but you will need to register for the online events. 

We are also holding two specialised online events that can be booked online via Eventbrite: 

Specialist online events

Event 1: Raising the Bar on Design: 

Link: Raising the Bar on Design Tickets, Tue 15 Nov 2022 at 13:00 | Eventbrite

15th November 12:00-13:30

Event 2: Setting the standard for Net Zero Carbon Homes:

Link: Setting the Standard for Net Zero Carbon Homes Tickets, Wed 23 Nov 2022 at 12:00 | Eventbrite

23rd November 12:00-13:00

How to have your say:

All representations must be received by 11.59pm on 14th December 2022.

We hope that you and your local residents are able to take the time to respond to our local consultation. Please do email if you need additional support with the consultation on Citizenspace or have residents who require additional needs due to a lack of internet access. There is also a video on how to submit your comments linked here:

Why submit your comments on Citizenspace?

It is extremely important that we accurately attribute any comments that we do receive to the correct policy, allocation or section of the Local Plan which is the main reason why we are encouraging people to submit their comments on citizenspace to ensure that this happens. Please find a link to the consultation here.

Thank you for your interest in the new Winchester District Local Plan. 

Strategic Planning Team