Campaigners have hit out against plans to build four new homes on a listed building site in Beaconsfield.

The owners of the Old Mulberry House, in London End, which is being converted into Thai restaurant Giggling Squid, want to redevelop the land behind the listed building and build four terraced homes on the site.

But The Beaconsfield Society has objected to the plans, saying it would be “overdevelopment” of the area.

Alison Wheelhouse, the society’s planning sub-committee chairman, said: “We have put in an objection which is based on the fact that the proposal is basically within the grounds of a listed building and with the Beaconsfield Old Town conservation area.

“The access road already services the doctor’s surgery and existing homes.

“[The homes] would also have an adverse impact on the on the conservation area and neighbouring listed buildings.

“It’s not a large area. Next to it there are already homes, plus the surgery and the access road is simply too small to service the additional houses.

“It would be disappointing to see overdevelopment in the area in a place which is supposed to protect the surrounding listed buildings and conservation area.”

According to the design and access statement, each three-storey home will have a small basement, three bedrooms and a rear garden.