Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Strategic Director and Councillor Porter, Cabinet Member for Built Environment and Wellbeing introduced the report which was also due to be presented to Cabinet on the 18 September 2019. The report provided the Forum with a programme for moving forward with Local Plan 2036 and with a particular focus on how the Council would engage with communities and stakeholders across the District.
The Report recognised the role of the Forum and its input into the local plan process. To achieve this, it was suggested that the “Vision for Winchester” document be updated given the importance of this to express a range of local aspirations across the WTF area and surroundings which could be used to inform the local plan, where relevant.
To fund an update of the Vision, the report proposed that a budget of £50,000 would be provided from the existing General Fund Local Plan budget and £25,000 from the Town Forum earmarked reserve.
Members debated the proposal and were supportive of it. Councillor Hutchison on behalf of the Planning Informal Group welcomed the proposals. She advised that the Informal group had met a number of times, that they would be preparing a draft brief and were looking forward to taking this piece of work forward.
That the Winchester Town Forum considered the paper and provided comments for the Cabinet Member. In particular, the Forum:
• Supported the proposal to refresh the ‘Vision for Winchester’ building on the concept of the 2012 Vision document.
• Agreed that a supplementary budget estimate of up to £25,000 is allocated from Winchester Town Forum earmarked reserve to fund specific city related research and engagement to support this work.
Report author: Jenny Nell
Publication date: 01/10/2019
Date of decision: 11/09/2019
Decided at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Winchester Town Forum