In a joint project, Winchester City Council and Hampshire County Council are holding a public consultation to seek the views of residents, commuters, visitors, businesses and other stakeholders on the emerging City of Winchester Movement Strategy.
The consultation will commence at midday on 19 November 2018, when links to the emerging Strategy Document and consultation Response Form will be made available.
Context for consultation
Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council are looking to improve how people travel in and around Winchester.
As the City grows and evolves, there is a need for an agreed strategy to ensure that the right travel and transport infrastructure is in place. This is vital to securing Winchester’s future economic growth and prosperity - and making the City a healthier place to live, work and visit.
Following initial public consultation and data collection work (see below), an emerging strategy has been developed which aims to confirm the key priorities for movement across Winchester and to propose solutions for how these priorities could be addressed.
This consultation is an opportunity for residents, commuters, visitors, businesses and other stakeholders to provide their views on the emerging Movement Strategy. These views will be used to refine and finalise the Movement Strategy, and to guide the two councils as they consider adopting the Strategy in Spring 2019.
The emerging Movement Strategy is the result of a broad evidence gathering process that began in 2017.
So far, over 2,000 people who live in, work in and visit the City have shared their views about traffic and travel in Winchester through a range of meetings, surveys and workshops as part of the first phase of public consultation, which sought to understand:
- experiences of travelling into and around Winchester
- residents’ and stakeholders’ views on early ideas put forward
- residents’ and stakeholders’ own priorities and ideas for improving movement throughout the City.
Data from this initial consultation was considered alongside a variety of traffic and travel data to provide a robust understanding of how movement works in the City. The evidence base can be viewed via the links below:
A stakeholder workshop, made up of local interest groups representing walking, cycling, business and environment, along with bus and rail operators, was then held to agree likely initial options based on the evidence gathering and public consultation.
Together, these sources formed the overall evidence base that was used to develop the emerging City of Winchester Movement Strategy.