A petition was set up by the Public Campaign for the Arts, which garnered over 4,900 signatures, and public pushback from Maidenhead MP Theresa May and comedians such as Russell Brand piled on the pressure for the council to reconsider its position.
Mrs May said: “I pay tribute to everyone involved including the Public Campaign for the Arts and their supporters for their campaigning. 5,000 of the Public Campaign for the Arts supporters petitioned the council in support of Norden Farm. I know this will have made a difference.”
Jack Gamble, director of the Public Campaign for the Arts, added: “This remarkable turnaround is the result of people joining together to champion the value of art and culture in our lives and communities. Thank you to everybody who has been a part of our campaign, and to the council for listening to residents’ concerns.”