The Aylesbury Public Realm Guide is one of a number of linked strategies that are intended to support and guide the continuing renaissance of the town centre.
|Aylesbury Town Centre Publications|
|Cost £||P and P||Downloads|
|Aylesbury Town Centre Study – Terence O’Rourke (1995)||25.00||2.60||Free download see below|
|Aylesbury Town Centre Study (Summary) – Terence O’Rourke (1995)||5.00||1.25||n/a|
Public Realm Guide
The Aylesbury Public Realm Guide is one of a number of linked strategies that are intended to support and guide the continuing renaissance of the town centre. They add detail to the vision outlined in the various town centre studies, of the type of place Aylesbury could be.
This document is intended to be a practical guide. It defines the aspects of Aylesbury’s physical fabric that are important to the town’s character, quality, future prosperity and wellbeing. These features should therefore be retained and looked after.
It sets out the details of how these distinctive characteristics can be applied to new developments and improvements to achieve a town that functions well and is:
- high quality
- sustainable and
It is intended for the many agencies, developers and individual users who affect, or are affected by the function and appearance of the public realm.
This guidance :
- defines the ‘public realm’
- emphasizes the importance of the public realm to the image of the town and its economic and social wellbeing.
- defines the important, distinctive and positive characteristics of the town centre’s streets and spaces.
- indicates what is negative and needs fixing.
- shows how to create better streets and spaces with a consistent and coherent palette of materials and street furniture.
- indicates where further guidance is required and the form it should take.
You can download the Aylesbury public realm guidance below.
- contents and introduction
- learning from the past - information on historic features and materials
- 20th and 21st century changes and improvements - information on local distinctiveness, post 1920's improvements and future improvements
- what detracts from the quality of the public realm? - examples of poor practice and proposals to restore quality
- proposals for improving the public realm - guidelines and examples for improving the public realm
- the manual - specifications for street furniture, paving, kerbs and traditional street nameplates (please note: this section of the document will be added to from time to time).
Local Development Scheme
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out what the council is going to do to prepare new and revised planning policies, and sets out the timetable for the development of the new Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan