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Contentious running track plan meeting tomorrow
CONTENTIOUS plans to spend £1.5m moving a running track from High Wycombe to Little Marlow come under the microscope tomorrow.
The scheme has sparked protest from some villagers, who feel it is being rushed through.
A previous proposal to put the track in Hazlemere was axed after outcry from residents there.
Wycombe District Council exhibited proposals for an athletics track to be built on land adjacent to Westhorpe Farm earlier this year.
Initial responses suggested residents were not concerned but more recently the scheme has been attacked.
Villagers have a chance to hear the latest on the move at Little Marlow Parish Council's meeting on Tuesday.
At the latest meeting Martin Braint, of Church Road, Little Marlow, said: "The Little Marlow proposal appears to be a badly thought out, rushed proposal by a desperate council."
The plan, which includes opening up footpaths to access the seven lakes and Spade Oak Lake Nature Reserve, is in green belt land.
The council believes it will benefit sporting residents of all ages.
WDC spokesman Sue Robinson has said concerns could be addressed and satisfactory solutions found.
The parish council meeting begins at 8pm at The Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Little Marlow For more information go to www.wycombe.gov.uk and search ‘running track’.