WINCHESTER civic chiefs' vision for the future of a chunk of the city centre will be confirmed on Monday.

The public are invited to the meeting of the Informal Policy Group for Central Winchester Regeneration, also known as Silver Hill 2.

A big attendance is expected as the meeting is being held in the Bapsy Hall at Winchester Guildhall from 6pm.

The meeting is the culmination of months of public consultation and work by planning consultants to revive the scheme that collapsed in 2016.

There were a series of public exhibitions and the city council received 210 responses from 32 key organisations.

The council is envisaging a mix of shops, housing and public space.

The meeting will focus on recent amendments to the supplementary planning guidance which will guide any development.

A key disagreement has emerged over the archaeology under the site that stretches between The Broadway and Friarsgate Eastgate Street and Middle Brook Street.

Campaigners such as Kim Gottlieb whose legal action scuppered the original scheme wants to see any important archaeological funds highlighted.

The current situation is that the council believes any large scale excavation would be too destructive and preservation is preferred.