A PROPOSAL to expand a hotel and add a new spa and fitness centre has been refused.

Applicants wanted to refurbish and extend The Fox Country Hotel in Ibstone, building a new basement to provide new conference and function facilities.

They also wanted to renovate the restaurant and build a spa and fitness centre. In its current guise the bed and breakfast has 18 rooms and a restaurant.

At last week's Wycombe District Council planning committee meeting the application was refused on the grounds of parking.

It said the applicant is not able to provide adequate parking provision within the site for the level of parking that is expected to be required for the proposed facilities.