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.
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.
- 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.