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Protect our public open space and remove the threat of development on Maidenhead Golf Course

We the undersigned petition the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead to Protect our public open space and biodiverse woodlands by ending plans to build on Maidenhead Golf Course.

Maidenhead Golf Course occupies 132 acres of council-owned green open space, of which 40% is woodland, including five acres of ancient woodland.

This important area of open green space was bought by the council in 1953 to preserve it as an ‘open space’ for the people of Maidenhead.

We ask our council to respect this action, place the correct value on the land as green open space and protect Maidenhead golf course from development for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Maidenhead golf course provides a green lung for our community and important habitats for wildlife, including protected species like owls, bats and kestrels. With better management, it could be a vital place for nature recovery as well as a golf course.

Protecting greenspace and biodiversity is a vital part of the steps we must take to prepare for and mitigate against the effects of climate change. Our government has signed-up to the UN’s Sustainability Goals, including taking urgent action ‘to reduce the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity which are part of our common heritage and support global food and water security, climate change mitigation and adaption, and peace and security.’

If the woodlands and green space of the golf course are protected from development, the people of Maidenhead will have the opportunity to use this space in the best way possible for their sustainable future and wellbeing. This could include tree planting and habitat improvements for nature recovery, water storage, environmental education, community activities and amenity.
Please sign our petition asking our council to protect our publicly owned open space and woodlands, by permanently halting plans to develop Maidenhead golf course.

Started by: Tina Quadrino (Maidenhead Great Park Campaign Group)

This ePetition runs from 29/09/2023 to 28/03/2024.

1142 people have signed this ePetition.