Decision due on Windsor pontoon plans

Decision due on Windsor pontoon plans

Philip Dewey

Decision due on Windsor pontoon plans

A pontoon could be installed on the River Thames in Windsor if a planning application is approved by the Royal Borough.

The Windsor urban development control panel will meet to discuss the proposal submitted by Thames Executive Charter Ltd to run a river bus service between Windsor and Maidenhead.

If passed, the pontoon would be based at the riverbank adjacent to Jennings Wharf.

A previous application was refused by the panel in August on the grounds that it did not comply with greenbelt policy, but officers have recommended the new application be approved.

The size of the pontoon in the new proposal has been reduced from 25mx6m to 15mx4m.

A panel agenda report states the platoon would 'not have a detrimental effect on properties on the Eton side of the river', despite concerns raised by Eton householders to the last application.

An objection letter written by Eton Community Association chairman Malcolm Leach in July said the pontoon would cause 'risk of collisions' and 'an increased risk of flooding in Eton'.

The panel meeting takes place at Windsor Guildhall on Wednesday.

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