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2014 scheme

SUMMARY

  • The scale of the scheme is relatively so large and its architecture so poor that it will greatly damage the character of a wonderful and historic city
  • The council has ignored the aspirations and principles of its own planning brief, which sought sympathetic regeneration
  • The scheme was conceived before the arrival of online retailing, and the basis of predominately retail-led regeneration is outdated
  • The new retail provision will greatly undermine the viability of one of the few still thriving High Streets, reputedly the oldest in northern Europe
  • The public consultation exercises carried out by the developer have been wholly inadequate, and contain materially misleading information
  • The High Court judgment in February 2015 found the Council to have acted unlawfully in failing to properly procure the contract
  • The Council has rejected opportunities to rethink radically the concept and the design of the proposal, and it has lacked vision and ambition
  • Winchester is losing out on a unique opportunity to carry out a major regeneration project based on the city’s heritage and culture

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2014 scheme

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