Aylesbury Garden Town

Aylesbury was awarded Garden Town status on 2 January 2017, giving Aylesbury a unique chance to ensure that, as the town grows, it offers the best of town and country living.

The point of being a Garden Town is to make Aylesbury an even better place for the people who live, work and use facilities in the town, accessible to everyone, rich with innovation, and always evolving.

What is a Garden Town?

The name ‘Garden Town’ comes from the Garden City movement of urban planning, created back in the 19th and early 20th century.  The concept was all about well-planned, sustainable towns – and this still applies today.

Read more about Garden City Principles here

Why is this a good thing for Aylesbury?

It’s an exciting opportunity to help benefit everyone who lives in the area, as well as businesses and visitors. The ambition is simple – to create truly desirable communities with new affordable housing, in an environment to make us proud. Garden town status will allow us to better plan for the future, and should give us access to previously unavailable funding to help build and improve Aylesbury’s transport links and infrastructure.

What does this mean for housing growth in Aylesbury?

The Garden Town is Aylesbury - no new town will be constructed. The town’s housing is already set to grow by over 15,000 homes by 2033 in our emerging local plan (Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan). Garden town status will provide the support to better plan and develop this housing, and ensure new and existing development within the town works well together.

Read more about what becoming a Garden Town means for Aylesbury and the wider area. Including answers to questions about jobs, infrastructure and traffic.

How can I get involved?

Later this year we’ll be asking for your views about what you would like to see change. In the meantime, please get on our mailing list (sign up at the bottom of this page) to receive our monthly eNewsletter to get updates about Aylesbury Garden Town and other news from the Vale.

Our goal is to produce a plan of action or ‘masterplan’ for the next 20 years and beyond.  It will provide more detail and support the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan and delivery framework for the town to make sure the Garden Town benefits everyone. Your views are key to deciding what is included in this masterplan.  

Read more about the process. Including answers about the next steps and how decisions will be made

Read our original Garden Town bid ('Expression of Interest')

Read the News item

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