Plans to tranform Aylesbury into a ‘Garden Town’ have been welcomed by Bucks County Council.
Earlier this week, Aylesbury vale District Council - which bid for the transformation cash- announced the news, with leader Neil Blake pledging that more local people will now be able to get onto the property ladder.
And Bucks County Council, which will have to work with AVDC on planning for the new-look town has also heralded the news.
Warren Whyte, BCC cabinet member for planning and environment, said: “The new Garden Town status for Aylesbury announced this week is great news for Aylesbury and for Buckinghamshire. We are very pleased to be a joint partner in this Garden Town initiative and we are delighted that the bid has been successful.
“Garden Town status will help to provide some of the modern, high-quality facilities needed by local people in Aylesbury and surrounding areas. This will include iconic, innovative design, public art and more green and open spaces, all delivered through partnerships of councils, organisations and individuals across the public, private, voluntary, community and faith sectors in the town. There will also be a boost for the Bucks economy generally in terms of jobs and growth for the town’s retail businesses, as well as a cultural resurgence for the town, putting it ‘on the map’.
“The county council gives its full commitment to working collaboratively and closely with Aylesbury Vale District Council and other partners to deliver this strong future vision for Aylesbury.”