Sports village with ‘iconic’ velodrome included in Aylesbury Woodlands scheme

Map of proposed sports village as part of Aylesbury Woodlands development
Map of proposed sports village as part of Aylesbury Woodlands development

Details of a ‘sports village’ which would be built as part of a development near Aylesbury have been revealed.

The plans are contained within a report submitted as part of the Aylesbury Woodlands development, which would include an eastern link road, up to 102,800 sq m of employment land and 1,100 new homes. It would be built to the east of Aylesbury, near Aston Clinton by Buckinghamshire Advantage, which has close links to the county and district councils.

The centrepiece of the sports village is an ‘iconic’ 500m outdoor velodrome encircling a football pitch.There would also be 400m hard surface floodlit BMX track, 150m minimum junior pump track, wheeled sports and ramp demonstration area, alongside up to 12 five-a-side courts/pitches and two full size grass football/rugby pitches.

There would be parking for up to 200 cars and eight coaches. The brief also includes a 150 room hotel and conference facility together with athletes’ accommodation and social facilities.

According to its promoters, the sports village will ‘enhance Aylesbury’s potential to host international multi-sport events and community celebrations befitting a town that is internationally renowned as the Birthplace of the Paralympic movement’.

You can see the plans in full on the AVDC planning website, searching for referencenumber 16/01040/AOP.