View the regeneration plans for our towns and places


Learn about our plans for improving Aylesbury, Chesham, High Wycombe and other town centres.

We are focussed on our commitment to regenerate Aylesbury, Chesham, High Wycombe and other town centres by:

  • reviewing how we use public spaces and buildings
  • revitalising social, business and residential areas
  • creating prosperous places that attract commercial and economic investment and opportunity

We will look at development and placemaking opportunities to show the benefits for people who live, work and relax in Buckinghamshire.

How regeneration differs to redevelopment

Redevelopment usually focuses on the demolition of old or redundant physical infrastructure to make room for new construction.

Regeneration reviews how spaces are used and adapts them in order to attract investment and create a better place.

Our regeneration framework (Buckinghamshire Regeneration Framework)

We have created the Buckinghamshire Regeneration Framework guidance (PDF, 7.29 MB) which shows the potential of our three larger towns:

This will help our other towns and villages realise their potential and recognise the numerous strengths Buckinghamshire already has.

The framework gives guidance on:

  • our vision for place-based regeneration
  • our priorities to fulfil our ambitions for Buckinghamshire
  • how we should regenerate places and investment guidance (it does not make land-use allocations decisions or determine funding for projects)
  • how to enable local partnerships, encourage collaboration and solve local challenges
  • developing business cases for investment in local initiative
  • supporting the pursuit of external funding

Our regeneration strategies

View the Aylesbury Regeneration Strategy (PDF, 11.6 MB)

View the Chesham Regeneration Strategy (PDF, 8.41 MB)

View the High Wycombe Regeneration Strategy (PDF 7.87 MB)

Our principles to guide change

  1. To ensure the creation of a strong network of towns within Buckinghamshire
  2. To create multi-purpose hubs of activity and experiences in our main towns and transform our high streets to encourage people to spend more time locally
  3. To foster town centres as opportunities for business hubs
  4. To create a network of high quality, well planned road networks with attractive streets and spaces, and cycling routes that are safe to use, well connected and accessible
  5. To maximise the county’s natural capital through its network of waterways and green spaces
  6. To provide a high-quality, well-maintained, and managed environment
  7. To enhance strategic connectivity opportunities
  8. To ensure a greener and more carbon neutral future
  9. To prioritise skills and development opportunities
  10. To enhance Buckinghamshire’s cultural and heritage legacy, celebrating the unique characteristics, diversity and identity of our towns and communities

We will publish the Buckinghamshire Regeneration Framework here when it is completed.

Regeneration is overseen by the Buckinghamshire Growth Board and the Regeneration Board.

Buckinghamshire Growth Board

Regeneration proposals are reviewed by the Buckinghamshire Growth Board, who review strategic place-based initiatives for the county.

Regeneration Board

The purpose of the Regeneration Board, (chaired by the Leader of the Council) is to:

  • provide strategic direction for regeneration activities
  • make it easier for partnerships to work together
  • decide which new projects should be prioritised

Each of our key towns has a regeneration group which focuses on local regeneration priorities. The partnership boards take on a collaborative approach to promoting activity to regenerate their towns.

Contact the Regeneration Team