CIVIC chiefs have launched a consultation to improve the liveability of a Winchester suburb, with exploration beginning this week to come up with a plan.

The scheme for Fulflood aims to find the best way to “reduce city centre traffic, support healthier lifestyle choices and invest in infrastructure to support sustainable growth”.

Efficient transport is key to the liveability of a city, and better infrastructure improves access to places like shops, work and schools - as well as reducing traffic.

These consultations form part of the ongoing Winchester Movement Strategy, which since 2018 has closed Great Minster Street and The Square to through traffic and added the second Barfield Park & Ride site as well as many other both completed and ongoing projects.

In a Tweet, county councillor Martin Tod, also the city council leader, said he is “delighted that the Fulflood 'Liveable Neighbourhood' consultation has started. Such a great opportunity for the area”.

The online form which closes at midnight on 24th March is available online

The two in-person consultations will be hosted:

  • February 27 - St. Paul’s Church Hall, Fulflood, SO22 5AB - 4:30pm-8pm;
  • March 18 - Hampshire County Council, Ashburton Hall, Ground Floor, Elizabeth II Court, Sussex Street, SO32 8BH - 4pm-8pm.