Winchester City Council published "Plans for Places" in response to the Blueprint consultation. Plans for Places set out the proposed development strategies for the District, suggested where and how much development should be planned for up to 2031. Copies can be downloaded from the WCC website. The consultation ran from 27 June 2011 to 5pm on 8 August 2011. WinACC will be working with the City of Winchester Trust again to emphasise, as always, the over-riding importance of creating a low carbon district.
For the technically minded, Plans for Places forms part of the Local Development Framework and bridges the gap between the Core Strategy Preferred Option published in May 2009 and the next version to be published by the end of 2011. Plans for Places sets out in non-technical terms what the City Council thinks the policies for the Core Strategy might be.
Various technical studies have also been updated, including an assessment of the housing and population requirements of the District to 2031; these are all set out in a Housing Technical Paper, forming part of the Council's evidence base. In summary, it says that there is a need to provide 11,000 new homes across the District over the next 20 years.