WLR has been featured in this week's Windsor Express. The paper said: The appointment of architects to draw up an masterplan for the ambitious Windsor Link Railway (WLR) has been hailed as a 'very positive step' by the project's managing director. WLR announced on Monday that Somerset-based James Armitage Architects had been commissioned to produce design ideas and a 3D model to give the public a better idea of what the project could look like. James Armitage is on the Professional Framework of the [...]
WLR is pleased to announce that it has commissioned James Armitage Architects to produce an indicative masterplan and design ideas for the Windsor Link Railway. James Armitage specialise in traditional and classic architecture and they are part of the Prince's Foundation for Building Community Professional Network. This means they are well-placed to understand Windsor's special status, as an internationally famous historic town and as a home as well as the needs and preferences of local residents today. The output of this work will enable [...]
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 Windsor Link Railway is working on what we hope will be a new chapter of Windsor history. As we start the new year, is worth reflecting on how the railways first came to this town and how they defined and indeed saved Windsor as we know and love it today. The hero of the Story is Robert Tighe, a local businessman. As well as leading the campaign to bring the railways to Windsor, described below, this was just one part of a wider [...]
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, there should be no substantial harm to heritage assets, flood protection, traffic flows etc. Also, of interest, is that — finally — Windsor is recommended for recognition as more than just [...]