Plans to build flats near Marlow railway station have been resubmitted – despite being thrown out previously.

Developers want to build three buildings to create 13 flats in Station Approach, which will comprise of four two-bedroom and one one-bedroom apartment in building one, five two-bedroom flats in building two and three two-bedroom flats in building three.

A planning application for 12 flats was approved in 2017 but planning officers rejected proposals for 14 apartments in March. They have proposed 17 parking spaces for the 13 flats.

Writing in the design and access statement, Benjamin Hill Designs said: “As shown in the Draft Wycombe District Local Plan: District Overview, the proportion of new houses in Marlow is ‘around 300 houses’ compared to the over 5,000 homes in the Wycombe area.

“While space and land is limited in Marlow the proposed application will naturally contribute to the five-year land supply of WDC but will also provide positive and appropriate housing stock within Marlow without impacting residents or taking up any more space than the previously approved application.”

“The application has taken this into serious consideration. To avoid overlooking from the top floor windows on building two to the houses on Riverpark Drive the windows have been designed as rooflights.

“The balconies have been designed facing the railway. This avoids any overlooking but and also continues to provide light into these top floor apartments.”

Neighbour Barbara Lawrence, who lives in Riverpark Drive, said: “There is already inadequate parking, only 17 spaces when 23 spaces will probably be needed.

“More flats will only make the parking problems around this area worse with residents forced to park on neighbouring roads, which are already congested.”

Speaking about the parking, Benjamin Hill Designs wrote: “There is a slight shortfall of spaces in accordance with the optimum standards. While not always ideal the location of the site must be taken into full consideration.

“The shortfall of spaces therefore provides an equalization of parking availability to all householders. The site…is in easy walking distance to many amenities, with transport links to neighbouring towns and London, with the train station being less than 100 metres from the site entrance.

“The excellent transport links and close proximity of the town centre, which is less than 0.5 miles away, mitigates the losses of parking spaces, which still provides each two-bedroom property with a minimum of one car park space.”

A decision is expected to be made by June 4.