New houses could come to woodlands in Bourne End if new plans are given the green light.

Developers want to build three four-bedroom detached bungalows in Fieldhouse Gardens.

They said the proposal would “succeed in improving the outlook of the area and street scene”, adding it is “clear” there is a “critical housing shortage” in the Wycombe district.

But objections to the plans have flooded in, with residents fearing the development would have an “adverse effect” on neighbours and would “remove the existing character” of the area.

Resident Mark Scott wrote: “The increase in traffic and on road parking from visitors and trades persons after development will be detrimental.

“Physical access to the amenity afforded by the river will be reduced if not removed entirely for the local community.”

And listing his objections, Toby Tritschler concluded: “Overall there appear to be no benefits to the immediate community in and around Fieldhead Gardens; nor to the wider Bourne End community.”

Developers MMDM wrote in their design and access statement: “The overall result will improve the outlook of the area and street scene, whilst providing residential accommodation, bringing more residents into the area, resulting in an increase in trade and a more active local economy.

“Above all, this scheme will bring about the long-term sustainability of the woodland, and also preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the area.”