Category Archives: Winchester

Getting a better scheme for Winchester – my speech last week on Silver Hill

Last week’s full council meeting about Silver Hill is on the front page of the Hampshire Chronicle today. Here’s what I said in the meeting.

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Conservative plans for ‘right to buy’ are bonkers and will mean we lose a large proportion of council housing in Winchester.

The Conservatives have announced plans to force councils to sell off the most expensive 210,000 council houses and use the money to pay for a national programme of ‘right to buy’ for housing associations right across the country. For Winchester this …

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Cherry picker in Tower Street

A resident asked me about the cherry picker in Tower Street.  Here’s the answer I received: ‘The works that are being undertaken in Tower Street relate to on-going maintenance work by BAM Construction to the elevations of Elizabeth II Court. …

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If you’re interested in development planning in Winchester, you’re in for a busy week!

The big topic is ‘Local Plan Part 2’. This is due to set our detailed local planning policy – mainly what type of houses for where – for the Winchester District until 2031 – so it’s important to get it right.

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Will 20 mph be enforced in Winchester? Here’s the answer…

Following a recent report in the Hampshire Chronicle, there’s been quite a bit of confusion about whether 20 mph will be enforced in Winchester or not.
In order to sort this out, I wrote to the Police Commissioner and the Chief Constable – and now I have their answers.

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