06:09PM, Tuesday 12 July 2016
More than 1,500 new homes look set to be built on Maidenhead golf course after a multi-million pound deal was signed by Maidenhead Golf Club and the Royal Borough.
The contract, which will see the council buy back Maidenhead Golf Club’s lease, will include the redevelopment of the 130 acre site.
The council owns the freehold on the site and under the terms of yesterday's deal the club will give up its lease 24 years early.
In March, the Advertiser reported that the borough had decided to make an offer.
Cllr Simon Dudley, leader of the council and lead member for housing, said: “We need to build a town for everyone and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the needs of residents and provide new housing and infrastructure right in the heart of the town.
“Our intention is to enter into a joint partnership to develop the site. Under this arrangement the council will retain considerable control over how the site is developed which will be sustainable and sympathetic. I am committed to providing high quality homes, including genuinely affordable options for our residents.
“People living, working and visiting Maidenhead will see a lot of development in the area over the next few years as we regenerate the town and Crossrail comes on line. All of these changes are set to make Maidenhead an even more attractive and exciting place to be in the future.”
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