The Thames Valley Local Economic Partnership (LEP) has commissioned Atkins to do work on improving links between Slough and Windsor.
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 make your comments non-anonymous for them to count as official feedback. You can also comment below.
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 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.
Yesterday, at its cabinet meeting, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead decided to approve two neighbourhood plans areas for Windsor. This comes after a six week consultation period. An inner plan, covering the main business, visitor and shopping areas of central Windsor, was approved as a business area
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,
Two petitions with a combined total of 1,423 signatures in support of better parking, transport and the Windsor Link Railway will be discussed at the Full Council meeting of RBWM tonight. Agenda here.
The Windsor Link Railway has today reached an important milestone: it has submitted its vision statement and pre-planning application to RBWM. WLR hopes that the council will be able to respond as follows: At a full council level, responding to the petition previously submitted, by affirming support for and collaboration with WLR (policy ASF1 of the Royal Borough’s Local Transport Plan inter alia) As part of the emerging Borough Local Plan, as requested by the Central Windsor Neighbourhood Plan, to ensure provision is made
On Wednesday, the steering group of the Central Windsor Neighbourhood Plan decided to support a Windsor Link Railway. They resolved: To support a Windsor link railway in principle To request that the emerging Borough Local Plan marks the associated land as reserved whilst potential development is considered, so as not to impede the development of a railway. The Transport Topic Group will consider a Windsor link railway as part of its discussions.