Maidenhead United’s proposed move to Braywick Park has been given a boost, with the council, in principle, willing to sell the land for a 999-year lease.
A statement from the National League club begins:
“Over the past 18 months, Maidenhead United FC has been in negotiation with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM) regarding the potential relocation of the club to a new purpose-built stadium at Braywick Park.
“On Nov 26th, the RBWM’s Cabinet unanimously agreed, subject to the achievement of a planning consent, that the Council would sell a 999-year lease for the Braywick site to the current owners of the York Rd site.
“Over the same period, the Trustees of Maidenhead United FC (Graham Alfred, Bob Hussey and Steve Jinman), as the freehold owners of York Road, have been working to put the ground ownership and relationship with Maidenhead United FC Ltd onto a modern footing.
“After taking independent advice, the Trustees have transferred the York Road ground freehold to a newly-formed, not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee* named MUFC Ltd. The three former Trustees are the sole Directors of MUFC Ltd.”