3,000 new homes for Aylesbury approved as Hampden Fields development green-lit by council
Buckinghamshire Council’s Strategic Sites Committee unanimously resolved to approve the Hampden Fields outline planning application on Wednesday 25th February.
Hampden Fields is a key part of Aylesbury’s planned growth and Garden Town masterplan and will provide 3,000 new family homes, including up to 900 affordable homes.
The development will deliver significant new infrastructure, including the Southern Link Road, and approx. £72 million of facilities and financial contributions through the Section 106 agreement.
The new integrated community will also deliver two new primary schools, a new doctor’s surgery that will be capable of future expansion, employment land for up to 1,200 new jobs, over 109 hectares of green open space, sports and play facilities, allotments and community growing spaces.
Crucially, the dual-carriageway Southern Link Road between A413 Wendover Road and A41 Aston Clinton Road will be delivered as part of the first phase of development to coincide with the delivery of other sections of Buckinghamshire Council’s orbital link road strategy.
The Hampden Fields Consortium has engaged and worked closely with the Council and the local community to agree the infrastructure package, including a traffic calming scheme for Weston Turville and an agreement to enable Parish Council to take responsibility for the open space and leisure facilities within the development.
A spokesman for The Hampden Fields Consortium, said:
“Hampden Fields will deliver a wide range of significant benefits such as the essential dual-carriageway Southern Link Road and a significant amount of social infrastructure comprising new schools, a health centre, and extensive public open space.
“We are committed to continuing to work with Buckinghamshire Council, Weston Turville Parish Council and the local community to bring forward the detailed plans for the site in line with Garden Town principles.”
The S106 agreement will be completed in the near future that will enable the outline planning permission to be issued. Following this, the detailed design process for the development will begin to enable the delivery of the link road and other key infrastructure on site in Spring 2023.