The Aylesbury Garden Town Masterplan
Aylesbury was awarded Garden Town status in January 2017 and given a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve the lives of our community.
We have worked with our communities to produce a 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.
The plan is about so much more than just accommodating new housing. We will improve on the quality of new develoments, embrace 'smart' technology, develop green corridors to enable people to travel in an active and healthy way and work with communities to help them create a sense of place and an inclusive place where everyone can enjoy a high quality of life.
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)