Skip to Main Content

Ecology and Open Spaces

Vision

At Kingsbrook, we are working in close partnership with Aylesbury Vale District Council and the RSPB to set a new benchmark for wildlife friendly housing development.

Kingsbrook will deliver real biodiversity gains, disproving the common misconception that development and biodiversity are mutally exclusive. Communities will be invited to embrace the idea of living and working in a nature-friendly development and to become active participants in green spaces and conservation projects.

Kingsbrook will set the standard for commercially viable development which addresses biodiversity loss, supports healthy eco-systems, and creates better places for the benefit of nature and people.

Ecological mitigation areas are being created together with nature reserves either side of the canal. An area to the east of Kingsbrook will see the creation of 250 acres of wildlife-rich open space, the size of 100 football pitches. This will include a visitor’s centre and will be accessible to all residents of Aylesbury Vale.

Parks

Throughout the development of the proposals, we have given careful thought to ensuring that residents have access to quality green spaces. There will be three main park areas, each relating to one of the villages.

Railway Park

Railway Park forms the southern edge of Orchard Green. This open space along the former Aylesbury–Cheddington Railway Line will be a primary green corridor as well as a neighbourhood park for the whole development. It will incorporate play space, a multi-use games area, amphitheatre / outdoor classroom, public art, informal recreation and a community orchard as well as extensive habitat zones.

Canal Park

The first phase of Canal Park is provided as part of Oakfield Village. The existing fishing lakes will be joined to create a single-water body and will be enhanced by softening the bank edges with marginal and aquatic planting. Walkways will guide pedestrians to minimise disturbance to important ecological habitats, while creating a place for people to experience wildlife and learn about the natural environment. Barratt David Wilson will provide a financial contribution for improvements to the canal towpath.

Broughton Brook Park

The existing stream course will be retained and enhanced. There will be areas of wetland vegetation, woodland and open glades. 

Children's Play Areas

Children’s play areas will be provided throughout Kingsbrook, providing opportunities for play for various age groups.

Allotments

Allotments, including a community orchard area will be incorporated within Kingsbrook with a minimum of 58 plots. One of these allotments is set aside for AVDC to use as a nursery in the propagation of Black Poplars.