Aylesbury Woodlands one step closer

Buckinghamshire Advantage, the delivery arm of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), has today submitted an outline planning application for Aylesbury Woodlands.

Aylesbury Woodlands is an extensive site to the east of Aylesbury, and includes commercial premises, leisure facilities, road infrastructure and housing.

The submission of the outline planning application to Aylesbury Vale District Council this week follows an extensive programme of community and stakeholder engagement.

Richard Harrington, Managing Director of Buckinghamshire Advantage, said: “The key driver for us in taking on this challenge has been to plug gaps in growth infrastructure provision, to grow jobs, build communities and enhance access to open space and new community facilities.  In this respect Aylesbury Woodlands is both highly complementary and distinct from previous Aylesbury major development areas.  We have been pleased with the local community contribution that has helped shaped the proposal and look forward to further engagement through consultation.”

Aylesbury Woodlands is intended to be a high quality sustainable scheme designed to deliver green infrastructure. It will offer mixed land use with the provision of commercial premises to facilitate employment growth, leisure opportunities to promote health and well-being and housing.

The Aylesbury Woodlands site is bounded to the south by the A41. To the north is the Grand Union Canal; to the east is the Arla dairy and the County Council Household Waste and Recycling Centre. To the west is the existing urban edge of Aylesbury, including the residential area of Broughton. The site covers an area of approximately 200 hectares.

The design and delivery of the Eastern Link Road through the Woodlands scheme is a key element of the master plan. The road will improve north south connection by providing the missing link between the A41 and the A418. It will also provide a radial route to the east of Aylesbury Town Centre.

The eastern commercial area of the Aylesbury Woodlands site was granted Enterprise Zone status as part of the spending review announced by Chancellor George Osborne on 25th November 2015. This is part of the strategic Arla/Woodlands site allocated under the ‘Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone’.

For further details please refer to the Aylesbury Woodlands website at: www.aylesburywoodlands.co.uk

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