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Aylesbury Woodlands

Buckinghamshire Advantage is currently promoting the Woodlands project in Aylesbury as a legacy project from Aylesbury Vale Advantage.

Aylesbury Woodlands project

Aylesbury Woodlands project

Aylesbury Woodlands, which lies on the eastern flank of Aylesbury immediately north of the A41 and covers approximately 220 hectares, offers the opportunity to assist the wider economic growth of Aylesbury by acting as a catalyst for the early delivery of the Eastern Link Road South (ELRS) and provide a high quality, employment-led sustainable development. Aylesbury Woodlands is being driven by the Buckinghamshire Strategic Economic Plan, and includes a contribution towards the ELRS which is influencing project timescales.

Latest update

An outline planning application for Aylesbury Woodlands was submitted to Aylesbury Vale District Council, following extensive community and stakeholder engagement, and approved – subject to conditions and completion of planning (‘S.106’) agreements – on 26 October 2017.

In March 2020 Aylesbury Vale District Council issued a formal request under Regulation 22 of the 2011 Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations for further information regarding the Woodlands Planning Application (and several other current Aylesbury Vale planning applications) due to the publication of the Aylesbury Transport Model 2020.

In response to the Regulation 22 Request Buckinghamshire Advantage submitted an Environmental Statement Addendum and supporting information for the Woodlands Planning Application to Buckinghamshire Council in November 2020.

Buckinghamshire Advantage has subsequently worked with the planning authority and Environment Agency to update the flood modelling and Flood Risk Assessment for the site.

Buckinghamshire Advantage was delighted with the decision by Buckinghamshire Council’s Strategic Sites Planning Committee on 7th April 2022, and issue of the formal Planning Decision Notice on 14th April 2022, to give the green light to the outline planning application for the Aylesbury Woodlands development.

For further information please visit Buckinghamshire Council’s planning portal, click here. The Woodlands planning application reference is: 16/01040/AOP.

All information and further updates are available on the project website at www.aylesburywoodlands.co.uk.