Council: new strategic plan for Windsor

2015-06-18T13:04:33+00:00June 18th, 2015|Tags: , |

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, [...]

Council approves ‘preferred options’ policies supporting WLR

2015-02-27T08:15:00+00:00February 27th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

WLR featured in Windsor2030 “Vision Day”

2017-06-01T19:38:51+00:00November 26th, 2014|Tags: , , |

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

Windsor Express poll: 78% say yes to WLR

2017-12-16T12:54:24+00:00October 24th, 2014|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Restoring Alexandra Gardens

2017-06-01T20:22:00+00:00September 8th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]