Broad praise for aqua park plan
Last week this newspaper exclusively revealed that councillor Phil Gomm was leading a big to create a huge facility at the site, which would create more than 10,000 jobs.
The facility would include a state-of-the-art aqua leisure park, hotels, a golf course and new home for Aylesbury United Football Club.
And this week readers took to our website to have their say about the plans, as well as Bucks County Council leader Martin Tett who shared his view.
Mr Tett said: “Planning is obviously a decision for the district council, but I think it is an entertaining idea.
“Whether it is in the right place though, that remains to be seen.
“ Transport links there are not good and getting people too and from the site might cause problems.
“I think bringing entertainments and things to do in Aylesbury is fundamental, to provide more jobs, and make Aylesbury a more exciting place for people to come to.
“But, whether this is the right proposal is a moot point.”
Bucks Herald readers also had some positive words for the scheme, which proposers TSG say would be delivered over 10 years.
Watermead Swan said: “I live next to this land and welcome it as a breath of fresh air.
“Either way AVDC will build on it so this at least benefits the families of the county.
“Good luck Councillor Gomm in backing this project!”
Matt1980 added: “I think this is brilliant news. By the sounds of things this land is going to be built on anyway.
“So we can have tons more houses to add to the thousands going up all over town or we can have some leisure facilities (at last).
“Houses will equal more residents to add to the already huge increase with no more jobs. More strain on schools, dentists, doctors and the hospital etc.
“Leisure facilities will finally give the people of Aylesbury something to do. You compare our town to the surrounding towns such as MK, Watford, Reading and High Wycombe. Aylesbury has so little to offer in comparison.
“All I have heard for years and years is, that there is nothing to do in this town.
“I for one am glad and hopeful that this may change, and In a positive way that will provide jobs, entertainment and facilities for residents of the area to get involved in sports and fitness.”
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