“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children and grandchildren.” (Native American Proverb)
Our plans to develop Winton’s 2,500 acres of farm and woodland must be realised sensitively, sustainably and, above all, wisely. With that in mind, we have listened to your multiple views, taken them on board and developed some new ideas that were raised. The resulting proposals were outlined at two presentations given at Winton House in January 2015. These are summarised in the plan above (click on the plan to open the pdf and enlarge it on your screen) and in this flyer: Winton Estate: A Plan for the Next Generation.
As before, your feedback continues to be welcomed. Your support, as ever, is vital to the future of Winton.
It’s easy to be wise after the event. Which is why we want to continue the conversation begun last year with stakeholders from the local communities, councils and national agencies. All with the view of developing a plan for the next generation, together. Identifying any ﬂaws or potential problems before they arise.
Development in the vicinity of New Winton is not even work in progress, but it is noted that some would like it to be. When funds permit and after due consultation with residents, the long term aim remains to add to the village in a gradual way while retaining its character and services.
The proposals outlined here draw on ideas that have been jointly shared and broadly welcomed. They are offered in a spirit of openness and transparency. And, once again, we are all ears.
Here is a selection of the feedback that we have already received:
“More self catering accommodation in the area would be a boost to the local economy.”
“We see you need development to keep the Estate alive – but it’s got to be appropriate for the countryside.”
“What the area could really do with is some affordable housing.”
“We love the idea of a water attraction just above Broomrigg.”
“Thank you for being open and transparent. I am a lot happier now that I have heard all about your plans.”
“Please keep the conversation going, you have started something good here.”
What are your views? Please share them by leaving your comments below. We’d love to hear from you.