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WLR evidence to Select Committee published

The House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into Surface Transport to Airports has ordered evidence submitted by WLR to be published. WLR’s evidence agrees with British Airways, that the currently proposed links are too expensive and counter-productive, likely leading to worse traffic congestion if the airport grows. The Windsor Link Railway offers a solution to

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LEP commissions work on WLR

The Thames Valley Local Economic Partnership (LEP) has commissioned Atkins to do work on improving links between Slough and Windsor.

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WLR featured in neighbourhood plan

The main principles of WLR have been supported in the emerging Windsor 2030 neighbourhood plan. This is a ‘pre-consultation’ prior to the draft policy consultation. The above video is a quick summary. For more information visit the Windsor 2030 news section. Agree or disagree, you can comment on their website, criticise or suggest alternatives. Please

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WLR in the local papers

Both the Windsor Express and the Windsor Observer have reported on the proposed public consultation on WLR. The Windsor Express covers the “overview and scrutiny panel” discussion last Thursday. This had a ‘heated’ discussion on the content of the consultation, although the paper was recommended to cabinet unanimously. Cllr Saunders said he thought developments around

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Cllr Colin Rayner on the radio

Cllr Colin Rayner was interviewed on BBC Berkshire this morning about the Windsor Link Railway. You can hear his comments below, right after a number of local residents support it. WLR understands the BBC couldn’t find a resident to oppose the scheme. Cllr Rayner had many (highly sensible) reservations about the technical challenges and disruption

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BBC video explaining WLR

The BBC’s Andrew Peach show have kindly produced this video clip to support their feature tomorrow on the public consultation into WLR. You can listen to the whole show and don’t forget to have your say.

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Update: WLR on BBC on Thursday 7 am

WLR will be featured on the Andrew Peach show on Wednesday Thursday this week (30 July). Cllr Phill Bicknell, the Lead Member for Windsor at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, is talking about the council paper and the proposed referendum at 7 am. George Bathurst (who is also a councillor but representing WLR

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Filming for the BBC this morning

The BBC visited Windsor this morning to do some video clips to help explain the scheme and to encourage people to participate in the statutory consultation. See them published soon.

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WLR on BBC Radio Berkshire next week

WLR will be featured on the Andrew Peach show on Wednesday next week (29 July).  Cllr Derek Wilson, the Lead Member for Planning at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, is talking about the council paper and the proposed referendum at 7 am. George Bathurst is being interviewed at 8 am. Listen in!

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RBWM publishes plan for referendum

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has published a cabinet paper recommending a referendum on the Windsor Link Railway.

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