PLANS for a proposed land swap which would see 45 paid for parking spaces introduced to Beaconsfield Old Town have been scrapped.

South Bucks District Council has taken the decision not to pursue the land swap after a survey found more people were against changes.

The district council have revealed slightly more residents were against plans. The majority of businesses were also against it while the majority of shops were in favour of the decision.

A SBDC spokesman said: “Unfortunately as a result there is no clear mandate for the District Council as managers of the common land to progress this proposal.

“Councillors discussed the results of the survey at the Environment Portfolio Advisory Group on June 18, and the Portfolio Holder Cllr Nick Naylor agreed that no further action will therefore be taken on this matter.

“The District Council will continue to manage the common land within the current constraints for the foreseeable future and no further action on parking controls will be possible.”

Changes would have seen 45 pay-and-display spaces included in the Old Town.

Some residents were concerned that this would result in more commuters parking their cars in residential roads.