Aylesbury Town Centre Re-Development Revealed

Aylesbury Town Plan 5

7:09am 18th August 2014
(Updated 7:11am 18th August 2014)

Big plans to re-develop Aylesbury Town Centre have been revealed.

The first phase for 'Waterside North' as it's called is to knock down the back bit of the old County Hall and part of the old Police Station to make a temporary car park.

After that, restaurants and cafes will be built in a new development on Exchange street car park, opposite the cinema creating a public square area.

AVDC leader Neil Blake says it's that kind of thing that Aylesbury needs:

"The theatre has generated a tremendously increased footfall in the town, with the Aylesbury Centre opening on Walton Road next year that will generate about 2,000 students a year - all these people coming into the town are looking for food and beverage outlets"

Some buildings will be knocked down, but Martin Tett - leader of Bucks County Council says destroying some buildings on Walton Street will reveal others behind.

"There's a building called Judges Lodgings which is one of the most historic buildings in Aylesbury and its been almost derelict for years now certainly externally, so we're doing lots to rennovate that and bring it back to be a historic centerpiece of Aylesbury"

Aylesbury Vale District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council have worked together to draw up the plans which will see part of the Exchange Street car park and some of the adjacent Old County Offices area transformed into a space for mixed use.

Aylesbury Town PlanPublic space area outside the cinema and new development of cafes and residential

Aylesbury Town PlanPublic space area outside the cinema and new development of cafes and residential from other direction

Aylesbury Town Plan
The view from the County Council Tower with buildings knocked down on Walton Street
revealing Judges Lodgings and the new development on Exchange Street Car Park.


The public consultation starts on Wednesday 30 April and ends on Wednesday 21 May. The consultation will inform the outline planning application which will be submitted in early summer.

Details of the exhibitions:

  • Wednesday 30 April: 9.30am – 5.30pm Aylesbury Library
  • Thursday 1 May: 9.30am – 19.30pm Aylesbury Library
  • Friday 2 May: 9.30am – 17.30pm Hale Leys Shopping Centre
  • Saturday 3 May: 9.30am – 17.30pm Friars Square Shopping Centre
  • Sunday 4 May: 11am – 4.00pm Friars Shopping Centre

Councillor Neil Blake, Leader of AVDC explained,

“It’s great that we are now able to share these plans which involve both the County and District Councils. Confidence in Aylesbury is certainly growing but we need to keep our feet firmly on the ground and make sure our plans are realistic to deliver. That’s why the plans concentrate on a first phase of development rather than Plans unveiled for Waterside North the whole site. This approach will also help us to respond flexibly to changing market conditions
and customer expectations when it comes to considering further phases of development of the site.

“Given Aylesbury’s role as the county town and as the major growth area in the Vale, I hope that lots of people will take the opportunity to tell us what they think about the proposals.”

Buckinghamshire County Council has already submitted an application for planning permission which, if approved, will prepare the ground for these latest plans. The application includes the demolition of the rear of the old County office buildings and one of the former police station buildings which will enable a temporary surface car park to be built. The new spaces will replace the spaces which will be lost when work begins in the Exchange Street car park which is
expected to be in 2015.

The Waterside North proposals reflect the Vision for the town which is set out in the Aylesbury Town Centre Plan. The Plan has been developed to guide future development of the town centre by all stakeholders whether the private or public sector. It includes a set of actions to improve different areas of the town, one of which is Waterside North.
Development of the Plan has been led by AVDC working with the County Council and Aylesbury Town Council.

Aylesbury Town Plan
The area that will be worked on initially - with work starting as early as July 2014 is planning permission is given

Aylesbury Town PlanThe wider Waterside North Plan

To see more of the Waterside North Plan click here: www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/watersidenorth.
Full copies of the Aylesbury Town Centre Plan go to: www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/aylesburyplan.

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