The fate of controversial plans for a multi-storey car park in Gerrards Cross will be decided next week.

Proposals to build a new 443-space car park in Station Road will be discussed by South Bucks District Council’s planning committee on Wednesday, August 15.

Original plans were thrown out last year after the council received numerous objections from furious campaigners – who compared the design of the multi-storey to a cheese grater.

SBDC then agreed to spend £90,000 to create fresh plans for the car park, which were formally submitted in June.

The plans propose to extend the existing car park by 4.5 floors with an additional 320 spaces.

More trees and patterned panels have been introduced in a bid to improve the car park’s appearance.

According to the plans the building has been designed to “minimise the impact” on neighbouring properties, while levels four and five have been stepped back on Station Road.

The planning process for the car park has been long and controversial among some concerned residents.

SBDC faced further criticism in June after it was revealed a total of £780,000 had been spent planning the car park– with one residents questioning why the money had not been ploughed into the district’s deteriorating roads.

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