Consultation has begun over proposals to improve public realm around Windsor including outside the castle. 

The Royal Borough is seeking feedback over plans aimed at making the area more appealing to visitors and to support growth.

The proposals are to:

  • Widen the footpath on the southern side of Castle Hill, introducing timed closure of the road to vehicles with a barrier near the Queen Victoria Statue.
  • Improved information signs for visitors on foot.

Cllr Gerry Clark, lead member for transport and infrastructure, said: “Windsor Castle, and the surrounding area, are major assets within the Royal Borough attracting many visitors from near and far.

“As a world class visitor destination, the castle attracts many visitors from all over the world who spend significant amounts of money while they’re here, and that benefits Windsor and the rest of the borough.

“This project is a result of the work we’ve carried out analysing visitor surveys, which showed high visitor satisfaction for the local shops.

“However, we feel we can further support local businesses to maximise their income, particularly from day visitors, while at the same time making the area a safer and more enjoyable space for everyone.”

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP is providing £1.55m in funding, while the Royal Borough is contributing £850,000.

Consultation runs until January 10. Feedback will be taken into account ahead of work starting in Spring in time for the Summer tourist season.


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