The Aylesbury Garden Town Draft Masterplan
It is nearly three years since Aylesbury was awarded Garden Town status and given a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve the lives of our community.
Since then, and with the help of the community, we've produced a Draft Masterplan which sets out the aims and ambitions to transform Aylesbury Garden Town into an innovative, vibrant and healthy town that builds on Aylesbury's heritage and strengths and looks to its future opportunities as a Garden Town.
In January 2020 we undertook a successful six week public consultation in January 2020. If you participated we would like to thank everyone that got involved.
are now reviewing the feedback and suggestions received from residents, stakeholders and businesses and will be updating our Masterplan document to reflect the comments made. The Masteprlan will then be submitted for adoption by new Buckinghamshire unitary authority in April.
More about the Masterplan
The AGT Masterplan is town-wide, covering both the existing built up area of Aylesbury including the town centre and the residential and employment development sites at the edge of Aylesbury identified in the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP). The Masterplan is an advisory and guidance framework. It supports and provides further guidance in relation to the Policies contained within the VALP, covering the period to 2033. It also looks beyond the 2033 VALP period, and identifies further opportunities and aspirations, setting clear ambitions and an identity for the Garden Town to 2050.Stage Two is the more detailed AGT Masterplan which explains how the AGT Vision will be delivered through a comprehensive and co-ordinated town-wide plan.
Each chapter of the Masterplan deals with a different aspect of the Vision, including green and blue infrastructure, movement, economic and social objectives, local centres, sustainability and neighbourhood design.
In order to support the planned growth for the town, the Aylesbury Transport Strategy has been drawn up, which identifies a range of measures to help manage the impact of new development. You can find out more here.
Key documents and their status
The Masterplan is accompanied by the AGT 2050 Vision brochure. It supports and provides further guidance in relation to the Policies contained within the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) covering the period to 2033, in particular Policy D1 Delivering Aylesbury Garden Town, and supporting site specific policies and Aylesbury Town Centre policy D1.2050 Vision (click to read)
We have consulted with representatives from some of the UK’s most forward-thinking cities have shared their knowledge with us. We’ve spoken with key strategists from Peterborough, which won the World Smart City Award in 2015, and also Milton Keynes Futures 2050, to hear what they’re doing to ensure their cities continue to grow and prosper. And we’ve also met with digital analysts and sustainable housing experts, including Amazon Web Services and the Building Research Establishment, who’ve helped us think about what might be possible.