Urban&Civic plc (Urban&Civic) announces that it has exchanged contracts with Claydon Estate LLP on a conditional agreement in relation to 785 acres of greenfield land on the Claydon Estate near Calvert in Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, offering the potential for significant residential development in an area of nationally strategic importance.

The site adjoins the new High Speed 2 (HS2) depot where the HS2 line will meet the proposed Varsity rail line, within the Cambridge - Milton Keynes - Oxford corridor, a priority area identified by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) for new housing delivery.

A key modification to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which was issued for consultation as part of the Prime Minister's speech on making housing fairer (announced 5 March 2018), was the attaching of materiality to endorsed NIC recommendations when preparing plans or determining applications.

This latest agreement demonstrates Urban&Civic's focus as Master Developer and trusted partner to identify strategic development opportunities in key growth locations which can leverage the impact of significant infrastructure investment.