A 130-ACRE golf club site is set to be transformed into a huge development opportunity.

Both the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council and Maidenhead Golf Club (MGC), located in Shoppenhangers Road, have signed a contract which will see the council buy back Maidenhead Golf Club’s lease, opening up the opportunity for the site for sustainable, high quality housing.

The deal will see a delivery of around 1,500 new homes, including 30 per cent affordable housing for people already in the area.

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.

“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.”

The deal gives the council a significant boost in its ability to house the area’s growing local population and meet the borough’s challenging housing delivery targets as set out in the Borough Local Plan.

The contract signing will mean the council buys back the lease as it owns the freehold on the site and Maidenhead Golf Club will give up its 24-year lease early.