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Planners give green light for pub to be demolished for new homes
A CONTROVERSIAL plan to demolish a pub and turn it into six flats should be approved, planning officials say.
Over 200 residents signed a petition against the proposals for the Plough in Little Marlow Road, Marlow.
Yet, the scheme for the failed pub has been recommended to get the green light by officers at Wycombe District Council.
The development will be put into the public spotlight on Wednesday night when councillors meet to make a decision.
Members of the Green Verges Neighbourhood Watch Group have been campaigning against, saying that it will lead to traffic and parking chaos on an already blighted junction.
An initial plan from developers for seven flats was withdrawn after objections.
But The Plough Marlow Ltd has insisted it has worked hard to address all of the key concerns and will be an improvement on the now closed pub.
The owners said it was no longer viable as a pub due to high costs, strong competition and had also suffered from problems with anti-social behaviour.
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