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 [...]
The Windsor Observer reports: The Royal Borough Local Plans Working Group met on Wednesday last week [19 November] to discuss items and policies to be included in the borough-wide Local Plan with the £250m Windsor Link Railway scheme up for discussion. The group agreed to propose adding the project to the plan, which will show how the Royal Borough intends to build more than 12,600 homes in the next 15 years. The WLR proposal includes plans for housing. It is understood the wording will [...]
HRH Prince Charles has launched in Islington an excellent report by his Foundation for Building Community on making development popular, Housing Communities: what people want. This identifies principles that WLR is keen to emulate as part of the housing element of the project in Windsor. The foundation found clear themes emerging from their workshops with local people: The evidence from interviews and conclusions, from spontaneous answers and the questionnaire is remarkably consistent and clear. People want development that makes it easy and pleasant to [...]
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