WINCHESTER City Council's draft Local Plan for 2020 to 2025 has the climate emergency at its core.

Civic chiefs are now looking to tackle the crisis, which they officially declared in June, and create a greener district.

The recently published draft also sets out four other priority ambitions, which are providing homes for all, creating a vibrant local economy, ensuring residents live well, and providing services across the district based on feedback.

Cabinet member for built environment and wellbeing, Cllr Jackie Porter said: " The five priorities are underpinned by the need to look at everything we do in the context of our impact on the carbon footprint to create a greener district and providing excellent and easy to use services for everyone.

"This plan sets the agenda for the way the city council spends the Council Tax Budgets and how Winchester City Council invests in our community - so we really do want to hear your views. How will this work for other members of your family? We want to hear the from them too."

Residents, stakeholders and businesses can comment on the proposed new plan by visiting:

The consultation will close on November 29 and the plan, incorporating feedback, will be presented back to cabinet in December and then formally adopted next year.