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£200 million bid for infrastructure in Aylesbury Vale

Housing

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:44am 11th February 2019.

A bid for over £200 million for infrastructure in Aylesbury has been put forward by Buckinghamshire County Council.

There is £5bn available to local authorities in the Housing Infrastructure Fund from the government. 

Local authorities could put their bid in for a slice of the cash.

It's a two stage process and BCC expressed an interest in the money, focusing on Aylesbury Garden Town, and last year BCC was successful in reaching the second round of 'co-development'.

Aylesbury Garden Town

Due to the amount of growth planned for Aylesbury, which is in excess of 15,000 new homes, BCC wanted to focus on Aylesbury Garden Town and the need for infrastructure. 

Infrastructure included in the bid at the moment is:

  • roads
  • schools
  • cycling and walking routes
  • electricity grid re-enforcements
  • land assembly

The time scale for the implementation of the Forward Funding is the end of March 2023. 

BCC are now working towards submitting their bid for the second stage of the process by 22nd March. 

Bill Chapple, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment told us:

"Now we could get all the money or part of it.

"We are wanting to make sure when Aylesbury grows with more houses, we have the ability to travel around the town.

"So a lot of the bid is actually covering for the ring road/link road."

Funding announcements are anticipated in May/June 2019. 

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