Winchelsea shopping area design

Submissions closing on 11 January 2019, 05:00 PM


As Winchelsea grows, we need some guidelines to preserve and enrich its village character.

We don’t want to impose more restrictions than necessary, but we do need to have clear design guidelines for the shopping centre and highway to ensure that the vision for Winchelsea is achieved.

Some of the features that would be considered in the guidelines include:

  • Building heights
  • Colours
  • Materials
  • Landscaping
  • Roof shape and pitch
  • Architectural elements
  • Location of parking
  • Size
  • Set backs

The commercial areas need to be carefully planned to connect the village to the river, respect the valued village feel, be a ‘good neighbour’ to its heritage buildings and spaces, and provide a comfortable and welcoming place for all.

Participate in the discussion

  1. Complete the online survey: 4 December 2018 to 11 January 2019
  2. Drop-in session: 12 December 2018, 2pm-7pm
    Globe Theatre, 17 Willis Street Winchelsea
    The drop-in session will explore and test our understanding of what the future look and feel of the shopping area should be.
  3. Draft Guidelines: February/March 2019
    Draft guidelines will be available for comment during a public exhibition period.
  4. Final Guidelines: April 2019