The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has published the results of its statutory consultation conducted last summer. This found that respondents supported the railway by 72% to just 28% opposed
Last week, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, started a formal, statutory consultation on the Windsor Link Railway. Please let the council know your views. Click on the button below to go straight to the survey.
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has just announced a cabinet paper for a Windsor strategic plan. This will include the Windsor Link Railway. The council's forward plan says: If the recommendation to produce a Strategic Planning Document is accepted there will be widespread consultation with residents, businesses and stakeholders. The Windsor Link Railway is very pleased to see this. Last year, we had success in the Borough Local Plan to get the rail link supported in principle and, for the first time,
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead's cabinet yesterday evening approved 'preferred options' policies for supporting the Windsor Link Railway. This is for the Borough Local Plan, which is due to go for a second consultation in June. The key parts relevant to WLR are preferred policy option INF2 (Sustainable Transport): It is proposed to amend Preferred Policy Option INF2 to provide support for the linking of the two rail lines in Windsor provided that it can be demonstrated there would be no substantial
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 environment, views and the area around the arches. Click on a button below to see each. Transport Improvements Riverside restoration and improvement
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 (3.1%) were undecided. The Windsor Express is available from good local newsagents. Click the button below for more information on WLR polls and public consultations. WLR polls Update
The first picture above shows Alexandra Gardens in perhaps the 1960s. The second slide shows it today. Whilst the park is still a pleasant green oasis, it clearly isn't as nice a place as it was. Much of this could be fixed by changing the council's low-maintenance eco-policy on flower beds, i.e. not planting flowers. However, if you look at the third slide, you can see that much more could be done. The park is overlooked by parking. You can't see the river as
Last night, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council gave its response to the petition on WLR. It resolved: This Council: (a) notes the petition and the case made for the Windsor Link Railway, and (b) encourages the WLR team to engage fully in the planning policy processes, feeding into the emerging Borough Local Plan and Central Windsor Neighbourhood Plan, and looks forward to the further submissions and discussions in these regards with all relevant Members and Officers. George Bathurst, introducing the petition,