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Because of its dismal and insensitive architecture and outdated concept, the current Silver Hill proposal will ruin the character of the city and wreck its thriving high street, the oldest in Northern Europe.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.
You can make a donation to help support the Winchester Deserves Better
campaign either through PayPal, using your credit or debit card or PayPal
account, or by cheque.
Please send cheques, made payable to Winchester Deserves Better, to:
Alliots Chartered Accountants
London WC2B 6UN
All donations to this campagin are hugely appreciated, and will be used to cover the
costs of the website, leaflets, professional and legal fees.
Only third party costs will be covered and no members of the campagin will receive any
All donations will be received by Alliots Chartered Accountants, (www.alliots.com) and
held in their designated "Winchester Deserves Better" client account.
At the end of the campaign, Alliots will produce a certified income and expenditure
account, and any surplus funds still held when the campaign is over will be donated to
the Mayor's charities.
Contact The Hampshire Chronicle to share your concerns about the current
The Editor, The Hampshire Chronicle
5 Upper Brook Street
Contact the local MP to share your concerns about the current
Steve Brine MP
House of Commons
To contact the campaign, please write to:
Winchester Deserves Better
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