Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas to all. WLR will be posting with some hopefully very good news next year but in the meantime wishes everybody a very merry break.

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WLR featured on ConHome

The Conservative Home website has featured WLR. Harry Phibbs, who edits the section on local government and is himself a councillor in Hammersmith and Fulham, writes: Windsor shows determination to combine greater beauty with new development Last week I wrote on BIMBYism, the Prince’s Foundation and their mission for beautiful development in keeping with tradition.

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Local plan working group minutes published

The Borough Local Plan Working Group has been reviewing the draft of the next ‘preferred options’ consultation. The minutes of the meeting on 19 November, where WLR was discussed, have now been published. These recommend the borough’s support for the objectives WLR, provided that the normal provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework are followed.  That is,

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Observer reports on WLR’s inclusion in ‘key planning document’

The Windsor Observer reports: The Royal Borough Local Plans Working Group met on Wednesday last week [19 November] to discuss items and policies to be included in the borough-wide Local Plan with the £250m Windsor Link Railway scheme up for discussion. The group agreed to propose adding the project to the plan, which will show

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What people want

HRH Prince Charles has launched in Islington an excellent report by his Foundation for Building Community on making development popular, Housing Communities: what people want. This identifies principles that WLR is keen to emulate as part of the housing element of the project in Windsor. The foundation found clear themes emerging from their workshops with

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WLR featured in Windsor2030 “Vision Day”

The Windsor Link Railway was featured as part of the vision for the Windsor of the future, put forward by the neighbourhood forum for the central business area, Windsor2030. The WLR consultation featured two parts: (1) for the transport element, giving better rail services and car parking; and (2)for the riverside restoration, improving the historical

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TimeOut on poor rail services to Windsor

Ray Jones is described by his friends as ‘Mr London’. He has had a life serving the needs of visitors to London and other key leisure destinations. He is also the Business Development Director for TimeOut. At the Windsor Tourism Day this morning he said:

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WLR presenting at Railfuture in Reading

WLR is pleased to presenting to a meeting of Railfuture Thames Valley & South East. This will be on Saturday 22 November 2014 at 11.00 a.m. at The New Hope Centre, 95 York Road, Reading, RG1 8DU. For details about joining Railfuture, see their website.

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Windsor Observer reports on WLR planning progress

The Royal Borough Observer reports: Windsor Link Railway (WLR) has passed the pre-planning advice stage with the Royal Borough for the first phase of its plan to transform rail travel in the South East by combining Windsor’s two stations underground. WLR’s pre-planning document and advice returned from RBWM can be seen in full here.

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Windsor Express poll: 78% say yes to WLR

An online poll by the Windsor Express has found strong support for the Windsor Link Railway proposals. This week’s poll asked voters whether or not the WLR would be a good think for Windsor. Of 98 voters, 77 (78.5%) said ‘yes’, it would be a good thing. Just 18 voters (18.4%) said ‘no’ and three

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