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Winchester, the ancient capital of England, is facing disaster as a result of a proposed redevelopment of a major part of its centre.

Because of its dismal and insensitive architecture and outdated concept, the current Silver Hill proposal will ruin the character of the city and wreck its thriving high street, the oldest in Northern Europe.

The WDB campaign supports regeneration, but wants the Council to pursue a new concept and a new design, to realise a rare opportunity to create something sympathetic and beautiful, worthy of one of England's most important historic cities.

It is also essential that the Council properly complies with the procurement regulations and offers the opportunity to the whole open market.


The way forward

The Winchester Deserves Better campaign supports regeneration, and has produced its own 'Alternative Development’ statement to prompt public debate by suggesting potential alternative uses for the site.

PDF of  ‘Alternative Development’ statement

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Local architects show some ideas for an alternative scheme

Click here to see images


Campaign wins judicial review

Click here to see the judgment


See the CGIs produced by WDB to show the amended 2014 scheme

Click here to see how awful the scheme is >

Architect's drawings of the proposal

Photographs of Winchester today

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WRITE TO THE PRESS

Contact The Hampshire Chronicle to share your concerns about the current
proposal. 

Email: letters@hampshirechronicle.co.uk

or

Write to:
The Editor, The Hampshire Chronicle
5 Upper Brook Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8AL

WRITE TO THE MP

Contact the local MP to share your concerns about the current
proposal.

Email: steve.brine.mp@parliament.uk

or

Write to:
Steve Brine MP
House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA

CONTACT THE CAMPAIGN

To contact the campaign, please write to:

Winchester Deserves Better
Black Farm
Avington
Winchester
SO21 1DA

or email mail@winchesterdeservesbetter.com