About Aylesbury Vale

Town and country at its best

  • 350 square miles of leafy, Buckinghamshire countryside.
  • Home to 181,000 people (making it the third largest district in the country).
  • 40 miles west of London, 65 miles south east of Birmingham.
  • Within an hour’s drive of Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports.
  • Home to the world-famous National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville hospital and Silverstone, the Formula One Grand Prix circuit.
  • Birthplace of the Paralympic movement.
  • Charming villages and market towns, stately homes, gardens, canals and the first class Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

Find out more at Visit Buckinghamshire or Visit Aylesbury and Visit Buckingham websites

Living and working in the vale

  • Average household income is higher than the south east average.
  • One of the highest employment rates in the country.
  • The proportion of AV residents in professional and managerial positions is higher than any other region in the south east.
  • The resident labour force is one of the most highly educated in the UK.

Education

  • Our state schools consistently achieve higher qualification levels than the south east average.
  • The University of Buckingham is the UK’s only private university, attracting students from over 80 countries.
  • University Campus Aylesbury Vale (UCAV) opens in early 2016, offering students the opportunity to study full and part-time degrees and professional development programmes.

Housing and transport

  • In 2014, the Vale's housing building accounted for over 70% of Buckinghamshire's total and was greater than the number built in Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool or Manchester.
  • 3,200 new homes, a new secondary school and extensive community facilities in the Berryfields development area.
  • 1,000 new homes, a new primary school and a local centre in the Buckingham Park development area plus a new road link with Berryfields.
  • 2,450 new homes, 2 link roads, 10 hectares of employment land, a new secondary school, 2 primary schools, a local centre and a large nature reserve are planned as part of the Aylesbury East development.
  • 700 new houses and a junior school in Buckingham.
  • 250 new houses and a new train station in Winslow.
  • The East West Rail project will reopen the line between Aylesbury, Bicester and Milton Keynes to passenger traffic by the end of 2017.
  • A new rail link between Aylesbury, Oxford and Reading and Bedford and Milton Keynes by 2019.

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