600-job pledge in office land plans

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A BID to build up to 120 new homes and a park-and-ride facility in Buckingham Park has been lodged.

Developers are also planning to build 13,000 sq m of office and ‘light industrial’ space on the site, to the north of Weedon Hill.

Property firm Hallam Land Management Ltd, which has submitted the bid, says 600 jobs could be created if the application is accepted.

And it says it would ease pressure on Aylesbury’s roads, giving people in the north of the town somewhere to work nearby.

A planning document submitted to Aylesbury Vale District Council, which will determine the application, states: “Securing opportunities for residents of Aylesbury, particularly those who live on the northern side of the town, to work in closer proximity to where they live in a highly accessible location, close to the town centre should bring benefits in terms of reducing the need to travel and increasing the vitality of the town centre.”

The applicants say the development would be ‘complementary’ to the existing Buckingham Park estate, and the employment pavilions would be an attractive ‘gateway’ to Aylesbury from the A413.

Developers say the new homes will be a mixture of one- to five-bedroom dwellings.

Up to 30 per cent will be affordable.