THE public has the chance to meet the developer of the new Central Winchester Regeneration scheme over the coming weeks.

Winchester City Council has teamed up with  Jigsaw to have another go at redeveloping the land between the Broadway and Friarsgate, also kbown as Silver Hill.

The council hopes the sessions provide an opportunity for everyone to have their voices heard and for Jigsaw to understand any concerns ahead of initial designs. 

The upcoming meetings are aimed at people living in the surrounding towns and villages.

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Over the last ten years two major scheme have floundered due to the economy and legal challenges.

Upcoming dates are:

  • Wednesday October 4, 4-7pm Kings Worthy Jubilee Hall;
  • Wednesday October 18, 4-7pm Meadowside Leisure Centre, Whiteley;  
  • Wednesday November 1, 4-7pm Colden Common Community Centre;
  • Wednesday November 15, 1-4pm  Alresford Community Centre.

Cllr Martin Tod, council leader, said: “We deliberately chose a development partner to regenerate Central Winchester who was committed to working with the people of Winchester to make the project succeed.

"It's such an exciting opportunity to transform the rundown parts of our centre - bringing homes for local families and jobs for local people – while sensitively reflecting our city's setting and heritage.”

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“I really hope that anyone interested in joining in will get involved.”

Jigsaw Development Director Matt Woolgar said: “Building meaningful, sustainable communities is at the heart of what we do and the meet and greets planned will help us to understand further the businesses, communities and residents that make Winchester so special.

“I look forward to meeting people face to face and to hearing opinions and hopes for the future of Winchester.”