Green Belt land in Marlow could be released for more than 100 new homes if new plans are given the go-ahead.

Developers want to build the new homes on land on the edge of town in a bid to help young people buy and elderly people to downsize.

Residents are being invited to a consultation next Wednesday (November 22) at The Perch café, in the High Street, by IM Land who want to build between 30 and 40 new homes on one site and 60 to 70 on the other.

In a newsletter, they wrote: “The facts are very stark. House prices in Marlow have pushed many young people out of the town they grew up in and have stopped people from moving into properties which better their needs.

“The new Local Plan is being created by Wycombe District Council but the latest iteration of the plan gives little new housing growth for Marlow until 2031.

“This will continue to put a strain on house prices.”

The developers are interested in land for two “small, bespoke” developments on the edge of the town, but do not make it clear where the land is. It is rumoured to be at the end of Berwick Road, although this has not been confirmed by IM Land.

They said they want to consider how new affordable homes could be “sustainably” provided in Marlow, adding that a number of sites have been put forward and they want to understand more about the homes needed in the town and the type of development residents would like to see.

They further wrote: “We believe that in order to keep a good flow of affordable housing in Marlow, while respecting the nature and architecture of the town, there could be the need to allow some limited and well-planned development on the edges of the town.

“We’d like to start a conversation about what you feel is important for Marlow when thinking about new homes, what issues impact you and how you feel they should be addressed.”

The consultation will take place between 3.30pm and 7pm. For more details, call 0800 148 8911.

IM Land has been contacted for more details.