MORE details on the possible future of transport in Winchester will be unveiled next week, civic chiefs have confirmed.

It comes as Hampshire County Council is set to launch the second part of a two-phase public consultation over the Winchester Movement Strategy.

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Working alongside Winchester City Council, transport bosses say the new document, which will be released in a draft format on Monday, November 19 for feedback, is being developed to help make travel improvements in the city and inform future funding bids.

City council portfolio holder for environment Cllr Jan Warwick had originally said at a cabinet meeting the document would be published earlier this week, but has since told the Chronicle it will now wait until Monday to allow time for the document to be checked, although a county council spokesman maintained the publishing date has not changed.

Cllr Warwick described the document as “exciting”, hinted small changes could be made to the city’s one-way system, and said it would address congestion and air quality.

Cllr Rob Humby, executive member for environment and transport at Hampshire County Council and the city council’s deputy leader, added: “Getting in and around the city easily is vital to the future prosperity of Winchester. It’s a great place to live and work, as well as attracting a significant number of visitors every year.

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“We’re working with colleagues at Winchester City Council to develop an innovative transport strategy designed to support the city’s businesses and economic prosperity while at the same time making sure it continues to offer an excellent quality of life for those in the community.”

The consultation will open on Monday, November 19 and will finish on January 13 2019, with a completed strategy expected to be ready in March.

To take part in the consultation, visit