A STRONG majority of Maidenhead Golf Club members have decided to take the council’s revised offer of £15.95 million for their 132-acre land.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service understands the new deal was voted 246 to 46 by members at an extraordinary meeting last night (Thursday, September 9).

Not only has the golf club accepted the £15.95m but they have also been given until December 2025 to leave the site, a two and a half year extension.

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Negotiations between the Royal Borough and the golf club have been ongoing for some time as the council wants to build more than 2,000 homes and the site plays a major part of the yet to be approved borough local plan.

The campaign group Maidenhead Great Park’s pleas to the golf club to reject the council’s “bad deal” went unheard after they released an open letter and video last week.

They wanted the course to be converted into a great park in order to preserve the green, open space, and biodiversity, and over 4,400 people signed a petition but it was rejected by the Conservatives at a full council meeting in March 2021.

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The leader of the Conservative-run council, councillor Andrew Johnson (Hurley & Walthams) previously warned they will do “whatever they have to” in order to secure that site, including a compulsory purchase order, which forces landowners to sell up if it obstructs a regeneration project.