A Marlow shop could be extended and a flat built above it if new plans are given the green light.

Sorbon Estates, which owns large swathes of the town’s High Street, wants to expand Two For Joy with a ground floor expansion to the rear of the store and the creation of a two-bedroom flat above the extension.

According to the design and planning application, planning permission has already been granted for the first floor to be converted and extended into a two-bedroom flat.

It comes after similar plans were given the green light for the site of popular burger joint Wimpy, which closed its doors last year due to “escalating” rents in the town centre.

And Shanly Homes, part of Sorbon Estates, submitted plans to build six flats behind the site that was widely tipped to be a new Marks and Spencer store, in the Windsor House development.

Sorbon Estates say buildings neighbouring Two For Joy, number 26 and 30 High Street, have either already been extended at ground floor level or have permission to do so, in addition to having been granted permission to have flats constructed on the first floor at the rear or to have the existing upper floors converted into flats.

Writing in the design and access statement, the firm said the Marlow Conservation Area, in which the site sits, will not be impacted by the development.

It wrote: “The extensions that are proposed are to the rear of the building and are therefore not visible from Marlow High Street.

“There are no proposed changes to the frontage of the building. Therefore, there would be no impact on the Conservation Area.”

The development is not being proposed with any parking provision for the flat, with Sorbon Estates adding: “No residential parking was approved under the last consent or for the consents relating to the new flats at the neighbouring buildings.”

Marlow Town Council’s planning committee said it had no objection to the plans in principle, but did object due to a lack of parking in the town.

It wrote: “Marlow is severely constrained regarding spare capacity within the highway network to accommodate additional on-street parking.

“The proposed locations for the displaced parking spaces from the development causes a significant highway safety concern that is not acceptable to the Highway Authority.

“Although it is recognised that some of the town centre car parks provide only short-term parking, which many not cater for the needs of residents, should the displaced parking from this development go further afield, it could potentially have a knock-on effect which could exacerbate this situation.”