THE key decision to support a major new piece of public art in Winchester has been taken by the city council.

The grant of £15,000 to artist Marzia Colonna will trigger the creation of the kite flyer sculptural arch for the entrance to Parchment Street from St George’s Street.

The £27,250 project was sparked by concerns among traders that businesses were damaged when the traffic flow in Parchment Street was reversed around three years ago.