Public exhibition of new Silver Hill development plans

The proposed new scheme: looking down Friarsgate from junction with Middle Brook Street

The proposed new scheme: looking down Friarsgate from junction with Middle Brook Street

First published in Winchester

THE new plans for the £150m Silver Hill scheme in Winchester will be on display at the Guildhall all week from Monday, September 8.

The exhibition will open Monday and Tuesday 11am-7pm, Wednesday-Friday 10am-7pm, and Saturday, 10am-1pm.

It will be staffed from 1pm-7pm Monday to Friday and 10am-1pm on Saturday.

The scheme already has planning permission and compulsory purchase orders in place. The display explains proposed changes such as the increase in shop space, the dropping of affordable housing and the new bus station.

The exhibition includes detailed planning drawings and shows examples of the materials that will be used such as flint, types of brick, paving and green oak.

Panels tell the story of the planning application process and describe the extent of the proposed scheme and how the design complements the city.

There are specific panels covering subjects such as the height and mass of buildings, buses and access, archaeology and ecology, and finance.

Cllr Rob Humby, the Leader of Winchester City Council, said: “There are many myths about the Silver Hill scheme. I urge everyone who is interested in this major development for our city to visit the exhibition and see the latest plans.

“People will see that the developers and architects have made significant improvements to the scheme in the light of comments they have received.”

A planning application for the changes to the consented scheme will be considered by the city council in November.

Rebel councillor Kim Gottlieb is threatening legal action to try to stop the scheme.

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9:59am Wed 3 Sep 14

Russell Webb says...

Still looks like an over-bearing wharfside type development, with ugly architecture not suited to the centre of a beautiful historic city. Is Kim Gottlieb the only person on the council with any commitment to this city? If this design goes ahead and is built people will be wondering for decades to come who on earth approved this monstrosity.
Still looks like an over-bearing wharfside type development, with ugly architecture not suited to the centre of a beautiful historic city. Is Kim Gottlieb the only person on the council with any commitment to this city? If this design goes ahead and is built people will be wondering for decades to come who on earth approved this monstrosity. Russell Webb
  • Score: 9

12:11pm Wed 3 Sep 14

jonone says...

Russell Webb wrote:
Still looks like an over-bearing wharfside type development, with ugly architecture not suited to the centre of a beautiful historic city. Is Kim Gottlieb the only person on the council with any commitment to this city? If this design goes ahead and is built people will be wondering for decades to come who on earth approved this monstrosity.
Indeed. I wonder if the council will make the exhibition public on the website, as they have previously?

The opening hours shown do not favour many people - funny that.
[quote][p][bold]Russell Webb[/bold] wrote: Still looks like an over-bearing wharfside type development, with ugly architecture not suited to the centre of a beautiful historic city. Is Kim Gottlieb the only person on the council with any commitment to this city? If this design goes ahead and is built people will be wondering for decades to come who on earth approved this monstrosity.[/p][/quote]Indeed. I wonder if the council will make the exhibition public on the website, as they have previously? The opening hours shown do not favour many people - funny that. jonone
  • Score: 5
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