Plan for Aylesbury’s future gets nod from council chiefs

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Council chiefs have given the thumbs up to plans to sell Aylesbury as a centre for entertainment and the arts with more high end food and shopping destinations.

The ‘Improvement Plan for Aylesbury Town Centre 2013-2021’ project went before cabinet members at Aylesbury Vale District Council on Tuesday and they unanimously agreed to back it.

However, councillors did ask for one change to the plan - that more be made of the area being the birthplace of the Paralympics.

The plan must still be approved by full council before being put into action.

Under the scheme, Aylesbury would take on rival towns such as Wycombe and Watford by using attractions like the Waterside Theatre and the reincarnated Friars club to make the town unique.

To add to established entertainment destinations, it is hoped more venues can be licensed for music and dance and that there will be ‘theatre in the pubs’.