Update on Maidenhead Golf Course site
Published: Friday, 9th November 2018
The council has been working with its development partner, CALA Homes, to ensure that no further residential properties are needed for the evolving design concept at the Maidenhead Golf Course site.
Currently, we believe that no further existing homes will be required for access in connection to the redevelopment of the site.
There will be consultation with neighbouring properties to the golf course site, to determine views about access as well as wider consultation as the plans progress.
The local planning authority and the highways team will be formally consulted as part of the planning process, and their views and considerations will be taken into account, in advance of any formal planning process.
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead had set aside a £20 million capital budget of which just over £18 million remained for the acquisition of properties. Cabinet recently approved moving that money back into capital funds.
Councillor Simon Dudley, leader of the council, says: “I am delighted that the emerging plans show that we don’t need any further residential properties. I appreciate that this may have been a worrying and unsettling period for residents close to this site so I am pleased that we have been able to make this important announcement as early as possible.
“There will be further consultation events as the site progresses, and I encourage people to get involved with this and share their views”
Stuart Wallace, regional managing director for CALA Homes, adds: “Our emerging plans show that currently we do not need any further residential properties. We are working closely with the council to ensure that the position remains.
“We are looking forward to working with the Royal Borough on this unique opportunity to deliver the vision for Maidenhead Golf Course site as well as creating a vibrant and sustainable legacy that meets with the council’s original objectives for the site.”
The site will deliver approximately 2,000 homes, including 30% affordable, as well as a new primary and secondary school, public open space, community hub and supporting infrastructure.
Council agreed to appoint CALA Homes earlier this year from a final shortlist of three developers, following a competitive tendering exercise.
The golf club offers a highly sustainable location to provide housing in the borough, with excellent transport links including a short walking distance to Crossrail services at Maidenhead railway station and the wider town centre amenities.