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Winchester Silver Hill contract scrapped

The plans for Silver Hill included redeveloping the Kings Walk area Credit: ITV Meridian

A contract to redevelop a key area of Winchester city centre has been scrapped.

The 150 million pound Silver Hill development included new homes, a new bus station, restaurants and shops. Planning consent had been granted in 2009, but the project has been plagued by a series of legal wrangles.

Planning permission for the Silver Hill development was granted in 2009 Credit: ITV Meridian

But last night, councillors voted - 46 to one - to end their contract with the developer, TH Real Estate.

Now the city council is planning its own development over the next three to five years, with an immediate facelift for parts of the run-down site.

ITV Meridian spoke to Cllr Stephen Godfrey, Cllr Martin Tod, and Cllr Kim Gottlieb.