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Alternatives to WLR ‘poor value for money’ – official report

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

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Council consultation finds 72% supports Windsor rail link

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

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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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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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Council starts statutory consultation on WLR

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.

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Council: new strategic plan for Windsor

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

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Council approves ‘preferred options’ policies supporting WLR

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

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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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