THE public has the chance to see how the Silver Hill 2 scheme is evolving in Winchester.

City councillors meet on Monday March 19 to hear the latest on the blueprint for the scheme, now officially known as the Central Winchester Regeneration.

A new plan is emerging following the collapse of the initial scheme in 2016.

The policy group will consider the responses to the public consultation and how the site's archaeology will be handled.

An archaeology advisory panel’s findings and recommendations will be shared at the meeting in the Guildhall from 6pm.

Cllr Caroline Horrill, council leader, said: “Throughout our engagement and consultation, people have been interested in the arrangements we will be making to ensure archaeology is preserved appropriately as the city centre regeneration progresses and so I’m grateful to the work Professor Martin Biddle and the panel have done to give us an expert steer.”

The meeting will also be updated about the formal consultation on the draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

Cllr Horrill added: “We were pleased with the level and detail of the responses we received from individuals and groups across the district, and I look forward to discussing the key themes at the IPG meeting.

“We received over 200 responses, although the amount of actual feedback is vast as many people commented on more than one element. We are so pleased to be making continuing progress towards the adoption of the SPD and the vision for the rejuvenation of central Winchester.”

The consultation responses will be considered and incorporated, where relevant, into a final SPD that will be formally adopted by Cabinet in early June.