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. We would now ask you to read this document and provide feedback through our online survey on our aims and ambitions so that we can make Aylesbury Garden Town the best possible place to live, work and visit. The consultation ends at 5pm on Friday 14 February 2020.
A six-week consultation will begin on Monday 6 January 2020 where you will be able to share your views, opinions and ideas. From that date you will be able to download a copy of the document from this website, access to read a reference hardcopy from an Aylesbury library or from the reception areas of Aylesbury Vale District Council and Aylesbury Town Council.
During the consultation period a number of exhibition roadshows will take place across the AGT area to engage with residents, businesses and the wider community.
These are being held as follows:
- Wednesday 8 January at Stoke Mandeville Olympic Lodge Room 3, HP21 9PP, 6pm to 8pm
- Monday 13 January at The Aylesbury Vale Academy Primary, HP18 0FG, 6pm to 8pm
- Wednesday 15 January at The Church on Fairford Leys, HP19 7HT, 6.30pm to 8pm
- Thursday 16 January at the Healthy Living Centre, HP21 8TJ, 9am to noon
- Tuesday 21 January at The Oculus at The Gateway, AVDC, HP19 8FF, 4pm to 8pm
- Thursday 23 January at Weston Turville, Village Hall, HP22 5RW 6pm to 8pm
- Monday 27 January at The Canal Side, HP20 1AP, 6pm to 8pm.
- Wednesday 29 January at Watermead Village Hall, HP19 0FU, 6pm to 8pm
- Tuesday 11 February - Friday 14 February, Hale Leys Shopping Centre
We want to make sure that you have your say as your views, opinions and ideas are important to us. Feedback will be through an online survey which will be made live as from 6 January 2020.
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. A public consultation on the Masterplan will commence on Monday 6 January and end at 5pm on Friday 14 February.
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.