Development plan revealed for Maidenhead Golf Course

02 November 2017

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has appointed Savills to find a development partner to progress the development of a residential-led, mixed-use development at Maidenhead Golf Course, a strategic site close to Maidenhead town centre.

The development of part of the 132-acre Maidenhead Golf Course site for homes and a new school will transform Maidenhead and provide residents with the housing and modern facilities they need.

The development plan could create up to 2,000 new homes within walking distance of the town centre and close to the train station through which the new Crossrail, Elizabeth line will run from 2019.

Some 30 percent of the homes on the site will be affordable in line with the council’s commitment to provide housing for everyone.

Councillors have approved the emerging masterplan for the golf course and agreed the process for securing a partner.

Cllr Simon Dudley, leader of the council, said: “This landmark development will bring a host of opportunities to the town. We are committed to providing the outstanding facilities Maidenhead deserves.

“I hope that we are able to provide people with a connection to the Royal Borough, either having grown up here or now working within it, access to these properties through a ‘first dibs’ approach.”

Only 60 percent of the area to the south of the town will be developed and ancient coppice woodland will be preserved alongside a new primary and secondary school, and a host of new community facilities.  

Infrastructure including roads, drainage and community facilities including entry and exit points from the site will also be developed.  

Alex McKinlay, head of Savills Public Sector Land team, said: “This is a tremendously exciting opportunity to partner a very forward thinking council to deliver an exemplar scheme in a truly outstanding location.”

Cllr Jack Rankin, cabinet member for economic development, property and deputy for finance, said: “By developing on this site we will create homes for our children and grandchildren to buy.

“The council will seize this once in a generation opportunity and build a borough for everyone, ensuring key workers can live here and our communities still function.

“We will provide high quality homes and facilities that have a sympathetic design that works with and enhances the surroundings.  

“Preparatory work has already begun with ecological and traffic surveys underway.

“We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to seeing the emerging ideas for the site.”


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