DEVELOPERS are holding more consultation events on major plans for Sir John Moore Barracks, near Winchester.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is proposing between 750 and 1,000 homes, after it's vacated by the Ministry of Defence in 2026.

The workshops will be held at Weeke Community Centre on Friday, December 1 and The Henry Beaufort School on Saturday, December 2. 

Nearly 200 people attended the first stage of engagement events, with many residents hoping for sustainable and affordable properties for new homeowners and viable traffic mitigation.

The proposed development at Flowerdown near Littleton is designed to coincide with the closure of the military base, following defence cutbacks, in 2026.

The workshops will be based around topics of history and heritage; context and site constraints; climate resilience and sustainability; and people and community.

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Robert Smith, head of major disposals at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation Estate Division, said: “We are delighted with the level of engagement we received on our first round of engagement earlier this month where the feedback confirmed broad agreement with our vision and development principles for the project.

“These community workshops provide an excellent opportunity for the community to begin to shape the way development will be delivered on site. We need to hear from as many people as possible at this early stage to ensure this development is something we can all be proud of.

“Our overarching vision is to celebrate the legacy of the barracks whilst creating a new neighbourhood for Winchester that will deliver high-quality homes, public green spaces and community facilities, that also protect and enhance biodiversity. We’re looking forward to hearing from residents about their ideas on how we can best realise that ambition in the months ahead.”

Further consultation events will be held throughout spring and summer next year before the final planning application is submitted to the council for their consideration. 

To book a place at one of the workshops, visit