Aylesbury is to receive an additional £155,000 of government money to help transform it into a garden town.

The announcement has been made by Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. It means that almost £1 million has now been made available – including £810,000 already received.

Aylesbury was awarded garden town status earlier this year. The aim is to create greener and better connected communities, with quality homes, facilities, infrastructure and job opportunities. The extra government funding has been awarded to nine garden towns, to help support these local authorities and communities in delivering their ambitious proposals for growth. In line with the emerging local plan, Aylesbury is set to grow by around 16,000 new dwellings by 2033.

Aylesbury Vale District Council’s Cabinet Member for Growth Strategy, Cllr Carole Paternoster said: “Securing prestigious garden town status was a big achievement for Aylesbury. Through our local plan, our vision for Aylesbury Garden Town is taking shape. This additional funding boost from the government is great news as it will help us to put the long-term foundations in place to make Aylesbury a truly vibrant place to live, work and visit.”

AVDC is working alongside other partners to deliver the garden town programme including Buckinghamshire County Council and the Local Enterprise Partnerships (South East Midlands and Buckinghamshire Thames Valley).