Marlow Railway Station housing plan hits the sidings

Bucks Free Press: Railway station housing plan hits the sidings Railway station housing plan hits the sidings

A CONTROVERSIAL housing project at Marlow Railway Station has been rejected by Wycombe District Council.

Plans to build nine properties adjacent to the tracks on Station Approach attracted considerable criticism from neighbours over the scale of the proposed townhouses.

But WDC has thrown out the plans on a number of grounds, including the domineering effect the houses would have on nearby Riverpark Drive.

There were also fears over the security of the site, as well as concerns about flooding and losing an area earmarked for employment.

However, supporters of the scheme have complained of the lack of new housing projects in the town, welcoming a building to replace the disused scrubland that currently greets visitors to Marlow.

Applicant ML Developments now have the right to appeal to the secretary of state over the refusal.

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5:23pm Tue 24 Jun 14

RG2014 says...

It'll be very interesting to see what happens if this does indeed go the the Secretary of Estate.

If the area is indeed flood plain, then the lesson should have been learnt this year ...... ask the poor residents in Pound Lane, though of course locals have known about this risk for years and the fishy names down there give the game away :-)
It'll be very interesting to see what happens if this does indeed go the the Secretary of Estate. If the area is indeed flood plain, then the lesson should have been learnt this year ...... ask the poor residents in Pound Lane, though of course locals have known about this risk for years and the fishy names down there give the game away :-) RG2014
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