Ashfield Land and Barratt Homes have welcomed the decision by Aylesbury Vale District Council to support their planning application for 2,450 new homes in the region.

AYLESBURY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GETS GREEN LIGHT

Ashfield Land and Barratt Homes have welcomed the decision by Aylesbury Vale District Council to support their planning application for 2,450 new homes in the region.

The Aylesbury East proposals include 25 acres of employment land, the northern section of the Eastern Link Road and the Stocklake Link Road, and the creation of the Regional Wetlands Park.

The concept of the development is based on the creation of three new villages with separate identities in both layout and design style. The project will take some 17 years to complete and will ensure a supply of new family homes, to modern levels of energy efficiency, up to 2030.

In addition to the private family housing and affordable housing, there will be a 25 acre Employment Zone, two primary schools, a secondary school, a health centre, community facilities, local shops and a Wetlands Centre.

Over 150 acres of amenity space includes a new 20-acre parkland area, smaller local parks, playing fields and village greens. These are linked by a network of ‘Green Corridors’ and tree lined ‘Avenues’. The development takes place on approximately 200 acres of a 750 acre site, leaving ample room for green spaces and ecologically sensitive habitats.

Planning consent is subject to the completion of the Section 106 Agreement and the removal of the holding order from the Secretary of State.

Development director Nick Jones said: “Ashfield Land is pleased that the Strategic Development Control Committee chose to support the application. The project will set the agenda for sustainable development for the next 20 years. The creation of three new villages as well as new employment and wildlife habitats will be of significant benefit to the people of Aylesbury. This is a major commitment by Ashfield Land and Barratt Developments, which we are delighted to be involved in.”