Aylesbury MP Rob Butler asks Government to guarantee funding for Aylesbury Garden Town

Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Aylesbury's MP asked for 'assurance' that funding for the garden town project will still be delivered despite economic uncertainty surrounding coronavirus.

By Thomas Bamford
Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 9:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 9:50 am
Aylesbury's MP Rob Butler
Aylesbury's MP Rob Butler

In Parliament yesterday, Aylesbury MP, Rob Butler, asked Minister of State for Regional Growth and Local Government, Simon Clarke MP, for assurance that funding for Aylesbury Garden

Town projects will still be delivered, in light of the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

The plans for Aylesbury Garden Town, which include investment in green spaces, transport links and infrastructure, have been carefully developed over the past three years to deliver

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huge benefits to the town.

As a strong supporter of the Aylesbury Garden Town project, Rob has been vocal in his support for the plans in Parliament since his election.

Rob believes that the Garden Town projects will play a vital role in Aylesbury’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis and is determined to ensure that they are able to go ahead.

Yesterday in Parliament, Rob said: “The new Buckinghamshire unitary council has ambitious regeneration plans for Aylesbury, which has Garden Town status, with an excellent masterplan already prepared.

“Can my Honourable Friend confirm that funding will still be available from central government for the imaginative and innovative Garden Town projects that will make Aylesbury a place that people want to live, work, visit and invest in long after the coronavirus crisis?”

The Minister confirmed the government’s support for the plans, saying: “Yes I can.

“Well-planned, well-designed, locally-led garden communities play a vital role in helping to meet this country's housing need well into the future, and as we announced at Budget

2020, the government's demonstrated its support for the Aylesbury Garden Town through a £170m Housing Infrastructure Fund award, which should help to unlock its full potential.”