AMBITIOUS plans to connect a town’s two train stations could be included in a key planning document.

The Royal Borough Local Plans Working Group met on Wednesday last week 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 read: “The linking of the two rail lines in Windsor will be supported provided it has been demonstrated there would be no substantial harm to any heritage asset and the proposals are otherwise in accordance with the policies of the Borough Local Plan.” The wording adds the council 'is offering support in principle for the objectives of a link railway’ provided there is no harm to heritage.

The scheme would involve combining Windsor’s two stations underground.

A commitment to improving Windsor was also added to the plan as previous drafts had only recognised significant improvement needs were required in Maidenhead, potentially with the forming of a Windsor Area Action Plan (AAP), similar to the current AAP in Maidenhead which is shaping the regeneration of the town.

The proposals will need to be ratified by the council’s cabinet and then the plan is put as a whole to the public.