An official report published by the Thames Valley Local Economic Partnership (LEP) has supported WLR's view that the needs of not just Windsor but also Slough are best served by the proposed linking of the two lines and new station. The report finds that all the alternatives to WLR for improving links between Windsor and Slough are all 'poor value for money'. The only exception to this is a replacement bus service which is undeliverable for other reasons. Assessment of the Windsor Link Railway
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
The Windsor Express has reported that a 'Senior councillor warns a solution to Windsor's traffic woes are still a way off'. The Royal Borough’s cabinet member for highways and transport has praised residents for their patience but admits they may have to wait for a resolution to the town’s traffic chaos. He told the forum that results had been ‘inconclusive’ from last year’s three month consultation which asked residents whether they would like to see lights removed at the junctions of Clewer Hill Road
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 the WLR including a proposed 3,000 space car park under Alexandra Gardnes should be included in the consultation (something WLR agrees with). He continued: I think people should be
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 and said that they had a 'change of heart' about doing a consultation until they understand it better. He confirmed, however, that he supported the scheme in principle and
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!
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