A DECISION over a controversial housing development at Marlow Railway Station is yet to be reached, nearly five months since plans were submitted.

Wycombe District Council was expected to rule on the application in February, but months later the project still hangs in the balance WDC has not given a specific reason for the delay.

Spokesman Sue Robinson said: "The case is still being considered by this authority, it is hoped that a decision will be made in the near future."

Proposals for nine houses alongside the tracks on Station Approach have drawn a mixed reaction from neighbouring residents.

Some, including those on the adjacent Riverpark Drive, feel the townhouses will overlook their properties and destroy privacy.

However, other Marlovians have voiced support for the scheme, saying attractive and much-needed housing would be a welcome first sight for visitors to the town instead of the current piece of wasteland.

Network Rail, which is responsible for the tracks, is concerned about access for maintenance vehicles if the housing goes ahead.

The company also insist a trespass-proof fence of at least 1.8metres needs to be built alongside the new houses to stop anyone accessing the railway line.