New double yellow lines in a business park have sparked a backlash from drivers who say it will make parking on the already-busy road “even worse”.

Transport for Bucks workers were spotted installing double yellow lines in Fieldhouse Lane on Saturday (January 28), which chair of Globe Park BID (Business Development District) Margaret McCarthy said was a “temporary traffic regulation order” put in place in a bid to stop people “parking illegally” on corners.

But residents are worried the move could mean drivers will move away from that part of the business park and move to the surrounding residential streets, which they say could get “choked with cars”.

One resident, Steve Yard-Young, said: “The parking on the estate is impossible as it was, this will only make it worse.

“I feel that the other roads and the housing estate roads will simply get choked with cars.

“There is no point simply painting yellow lines on an industrial estate that was not designed for the amount of traffic we have at present and expect people to accept it.

“There are no parking places so the poor old driver will have to park on the double yellows.”

But Ms McCarthy said the lines had been put in place to allow planned initiatives, such as a new cycle scheme and bus service, to come into place, as well as two new car parks.

She said: “We need to have this temporary traffic regulation order in place in order to enable the development works to take place.

“Without it, we are not going to get those going.

“We already have a car share scheme in place and are planning to bring out a cycle scheme possibly by the spring, and a bus service from towns like High Wycombe or Maidenhead, so people don’t have to drive.

“The displacement of 30 to 40 cars has to be done to make things better for everyone.”

The business park has long been plagued with traffic problems, with thousands of cars pouring into the Fieldhouse Lane area each day, heading to major employers on the estate like Softcat, the Crowne Plaza hotel and the popular Marlow Club gym, causing traffic chaos.

The Marlow Club has submitted plans for a new 165-space car park in a bid to help ease parking issues, and another car park, by Newtown Pit, has reportedly been given the green light and will help to create up to 200 more parking spaces.

Ms McCarthy said that while the traffic regulation order was temporary, the Globe Park BID wanted to make it permanent and would be running a public consultation before it happens.

She added: “We are trying to do things properly and in the best interests of everybody.

“We are not trying to do something to get people fed up. The schemes that are in place and that are coming this year are tangible.”