Traffic and parking plan in place during Waterside building works

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Developers planning 18 months of town centre building works say that a traffic plan is in place to minimise disruption.

Plans for the Waterside north residential and retail complex will go before Aylesbury Vale District Council’s planning committee in September.

If the scheme is given the green light building works will start in the spring, in the prime town centre location - part of the Exchange Street car park.

A spokesman for the council, and developers Durkan, which is managing the project, said: “During with the construction period arrangements will be put in place for some construction traffic to access the site via the existing entrance/exit to the car park.

“Priority will be given to ensuring that the disruption to the car park is minimised and it remains safe for vehicles and pedestrians.

“Construction is due to start in early Spring 2017 and will take about 18 months to complete.

“All businesses adjacent to the construction area including the cinema and restaurants will open for business with access maintained at all times.”

The development will include 47 apartments, and the ground floor will have four restaurants facing a new public square, planning permission for which will be submitted separately.

At least two of the restaurants will be let before construction work begins and the other two will be put out to tender while works are ongoing.

The spokesman added: “Residents of the apartments who want parking will be 
able to buy a permit for any of the town’s car parks. Although a number of car park places will be removed to enable the development to go ahead, these will be ofset by the new adjacent car park opened last year by Bucks County Council.”

Fraser Wells, managing director of Durkan, said: “As a developer, contractor and funder with over 40 years 
experience within the public sector, we are committed to delivering high-quality homes and lasting value for our customers and communities.”

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