NO quick decision will be made on the future of the Winchester Station area, according to the city council leader.

Cllr Keith Wood said the council would take its time over plans to revamp the station.

As reported in the Chronicle, city architects have identified the site as 'ripe for regeneration' with potential for business headquarters.

Cllr Robert Hutchison asked Cllr Wood when an action plan would be commissioned for the future of the station.

But Cllr Wood said: “We are very conscious over the number of developers coming forward with ideas for the station and Cattle Market site. There is no sense in dashing out and doing it because it should be done, we need to wait until we have the full amount of information available.”

Cllr Harry Verney added the council should look at including a new bus station in any development at the rail station to prevent people having to go into the city centre to change for buses out of the city.

Cllr Wood said he would consider the idea and that it could be part of the Silver Hill development.