Winchester and its Setting

Group Name

City of Winchester Trust


A very important component of the character of the City of Winchester is its landscape setting. In this booklet the two Trusts explain why this is so. The City of Winchester Trust was set up in 1957. The aim of the Trust is to preserve the distinctive and evolving character of the City, by seeking to influence the decisions of the City and County Councils, the South Downs National Park Authority and the proposals of developers.
This booklet highlights the importance of these protected areas in maintaining the valued setting of the City when viewed both from within and without. It also highlights where the character of the City is vulnerable to possible development, where no protection exists at present.
Whether protected or not, the two Trusts, believe that continual vigilance needs to be exercised by all involved in the future development of Winchester, be they planning applicants, planning officers or members of planning committees charged with decisions, to ensure that Winchester continues to be ‘an exceedingly pleasant Town’. To that end this booklet offers awareness and guidance, on the importance of conserving and maintaining the valued landscape setting of the City.


32 Upper Brook Street, WINCHESTER, Hampshire, SO23 8DG

Main Contact

John Beveridge


01962 851664


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Conservation, Planning