When Aylesbury received Garden Town status, our first steps were to bring the key organisations responsible for the development of the local area together, to form a partnership to oversee the project.
The group includes Aylesbury Vale District Council, Buckinghamshire County Council and two Local Enterprise Partnerships (Buckinghamshire Thames Valley and South East Midlands).
Acting in close partnership allows us to plan more effectively to ensure that as the area grows, we’re including all the right things to help it thrive. Alongside homes, we’ll make sure roads and transport, quality green spaces, community facilities and job opportunities are all in place.
The emerging Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan sets out what becoming a Garden Town will mean and how the new status will be delivered. In order to achieve this vision, it’s vital that all the key partners work together to make the best use of the government funding we’ve received.
Aylesbury Garden Town (AGT) Delivery Board
The Aylesbury Garden Town Delivery Board has been established and has responsibility and authority for the overall delivery of the Aylesbury Garden Town project. It includes representatives from all our partner organisations; Aylesbury Vale District Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership and Homes England, a government body that helps deliver new homes across the country.
AGT Delivery Board
Aylesbury Garden Town Programme Delivery Team
The Programme Delivery Team meets on a monthly basis and includes specialist officers from all the partner organisations. Their expertise brings both support and direction to the project.
The Garden Town Project Team
The Garden Town Team oversees the project on a daily basis. This includes the Project Manager, the Communications and Marketing Lead and the Project Support Officer.
Aylesbury Garden Town Champion
Councillor Steve Bowles, who is a member of both Aylesbury Vale District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council, is our Garden Town Champion, helping to promote the project across the councils and within the local community.
Aylesbury Garden Town Cycling Champion
Councillor Clive Harriss, who is a member of Buckinghamshire County Council, is our Garden Town Cycling Champion. Cycling, as a sustainable method of transport, is a Garden Town priority and we will be improving cycle links connecting villages that surround the tow. We are determined to create great traffic-free, safe routes to help more people choose a more sustainable way to travel and to get active.