Council leader objects to Marlow shop building plans

Council leader objects to shop building plans

Council leader objects to shop building plans

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

The leader of Wycombe District Council has added his voice to growing objections over a controversial building to replace a Marlow shop.

Cllr Richard Scott, who represents Marlow, has lodged a complaint against plans to demolish part of Jolliffe’s formal hire shop on Chapel Street and replace it with flats.

It comes just days after the Marlow Society made its own feelings known, complaining the modern design is out of keeping with the conservation area.

Cllr Scott has formally requested that the proposal is heard before the full WDC planning committee if recommended for approval, and will speak at the meeting in opposition.

Earlier this month, the Free Press reported on neighbours’ concerns over the replacement building, currently awaiting planning permission.

Designer of the plans, Wycombe-based Brocklehurst Architects, say the new buildings are respectful to the historic area and that they must build for the future rather than mimic the past.

Jolliffe’s has previously confirmed it had put the site up for sale and would look to relocate the business.

WDC is due to rule on the application next month.

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10:28am Sun 24 Aug 14

faircuppa says...

Richard Scott needs to be promoting
Housing in Marlow. Obviously it needs to be in keeping with the environment and not tacky. WDC owns land in Marlow suitable for housing. Umpteen people are waiting for affordable/ social housing in Marlow. This is a chance for Scott to demonstrate his social concerns and values.
Richard Scott needs to be promoting Housing in Marlow. Obviously it needs to be in keeping with the environment and not tacky. WDC owns land in Marlow suitable for housing. Umpteen people are waiting for affordable/ social housing in Marlow. This is a chance for Scott to demonstrate his social concerns and values. faircuppa
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10:53am Sun 24 Aug 14

CatherineAB says...

Would it look any worse than the building which already occupies that site? My query is about the totally inadequate parking provision, due to the small area of the site. Let's not be greedy! Keep plans in proportion to the land available. Parking in Marlow is already desperately challenging, so let planners think hard before they leap.
Would it look any worse than the building which already occupies that site? My query is about the totally inadequate parking provision, due to the small area of the site. Let's not be greedy! Keep plans in proportion to the land available. Parking in Marlow is already desperately challenging, so let planners think hard before they leap. CatherineAB
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