CIVIC chiefs are set to make some of the biggest decisions of the financial year.

Every councillor from across the Winchester district will attend the full council meeting on Wednesday (February 24).

They are set to discuss and sign off the latest spending plans, which will cover the rest of 2021 and the start of 2022.

The housing revenue account budget plans to increase council tenant rate by 1.5 per cent to £105.32 per week.

Changes to the general fund budget will see a three per cent rise in council tax.

Fees and charges for services are to be increased by an average of three per cent – not including parking charges or garden waste.

Building control fees are set to increase by 10 per cent on average.

Councillors will also debate an additional revenue budget provision to fund the Central Winchester Regeneration Project, also known as Silver Hill.

The budget states that £2m is required from the Major Investment Reserve to fund work on the scheme in 2021/22 and 2022/23.