Proposals to move forward with the long term plan for the Central Winchester Regeneration area were approved at a Winchester City Council Cabinet meeting today.

The documentation considered by the Cabinet included the outcome of the ‘Outline Business Case’ for the project that has reviewed the viability of the proposals for the site. It also included the proposed approach for securing a development partner to work with the council to deliver the proposals.

Proposals for this phase of development incorporate Winchester Bus Station, Kings Walk, the old Friarsgate Medical Centre and Coitbury House to bring a vibrant new mixed-use development, with high quality new homes, flexible workspaces, a thriving night-time economy and beautiful public spaces.

Cllr Kelsie Learney, Cabinet Member for Housing and Asset Management said:

“We are excited to be progressing with our proposals, including looking to appoint a development partner to work with us. This decision by Cabinet follows many months of work looking at the best way forward for the site and discussions with colleagues across the council and local residents, including at an Open Forum held on 22 November and a Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 6 December. We are looking forward now to discussing this at Full Council on 12 January, and keen to start the process of finding a great partner to work with us in the New Year.”