Development proposals for Aylesbury unveiled
Archived press release
Date Published: 14/07/10
New artists' impression of the next phase of the Waterside scheme
Exciting new proposals to regenerate a key site within Aylesbury town centre are set to be considered by AVDC.
A scheme to build a new Waitrose supermarket, public car park and 80-bed Travelodge hotel on the south side of Exchange Street are due to be discussed at a meeting of the council’s cabinet on 20 July.
If the proposed development is given the green light by cabinet members, a formal planning application could be submitted during the summer.
In addition to the new landmark theatre building and the new public realm space, it is anticipated that the foodstore and hotel proposed as part of the current scheme will contribute towards the creation of an attractive and vibrant Waterside area of which Aylesbury can be proud.
Local residents and other key stakeholders have been invited to attend meetings and view an exhibition of the proposals at the council’s High Street offices. Representatives from AVDC and the development advisors CBRE will describe the plans and encourage people to have their say on the designs.
Nigel Brooke, Corporate Director for Services at AVDC, said: “This proposed development is good news for Aylesbury and the surrounding area. The site will be fully accessible and will be an asset to the town centre, providing convenient shopping as well as a new hotel for the town. The development will improve the local economy by bringing jobs to the area and drawing in shoppers to spend their money in Aylesbury, benefiting not only the new Waitrose itself, but also the existing businesses already operating in the town.”
The AVDC cabinet meeting is at 6.30pm on 20 July at The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury.