1. Grays Inn, Wooburn Green - a detached outbuilding to house five letting rooms: 20/07574/FUL

The Grays Inn pub on The Green already has four rooms that it lets out to people who want to stay overnight.

The pub has now put forward plans for single-storey outbuilding that would house an extra five ensuite rooms. 

The plans say the new building would be "modest", located in the south-eastern corner of the plot and would not harm the Grade II listed pub or its historic surroundings. 

However a group of cypress trees, laurel and hazel would have to be removed to make space for the new building if the plans are given the go-ahead. 

There is also no extra parking planned in the area. 

2. Attobus site, Treadaway Hill, Loudwater - building a second floor to create eight extra apartments: 20/07442/FUL​

Plans to turn the site in 25 apartments has already been given the go-ahead previously, but a new application has been put forward to create an extra nine flats on a new second floor, as well as dividing flat 24 into two separate flats. 

Across the proposed new floor, there would be one three-bed, three two-bed and four one-bed apartments. 

All of the work that was already given the go-ahead is nearly finished. 

But nearby residents aren't happy about the planned second storey. 

David Bevan, who lives nearby, said he already has "limited" sunlight entering his garden, but the second storey would "significantly limit light further". 

He is also worried about their privacy because one of the flats will overlook his garden, and has concerns about lack of parking. 

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3. Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath - creation of a tourist attraction, film production buildings, education hub, business growth hub and parking: PL/20/3280/OA

These plans were announced recently, but they have officially now been submitted to Buckinghamshire Council for approval. 

The world-famous studios unveiled details of the huge £450 million development in mid September. 

Screen Hub UK will feature the ‘Pinewood Studio Experience’, a 350,000 square foot international visitor attraction and a training and skills hub.

The Screen Hub UK will be based on a 77-acre site to the south and immediately adjacent to their existing site. 

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4. The Swan, Blackwell Hall Lane, Ley Hill - change of use from a pub to a house with parking: PL/20/3086/FA

There have already been a number of unsuccessful plans to transform the village pub into various different things, including a nursery and a house, dating back to 2018. 

Now, fresh plans to turn it into a home have been submitted. 

The pub is the oldest building in Ley Hill and used to be three cottages before it was transformed into a pub at some point around the 1840s. 

Applicants say The Swan is no longer viable as a pub and although the community would lose the "connection" it has with the pub, the benefits of turning it back into a house outweigh the harm. 

The house would include two parking spaces. 

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5. 86 London End, Beaconsfield Old Town - conversion of rear shop unit into a residential apartment: PL/20/2884/FA

The existing retail unit was built as an extension to the shop at number 86 back in 2001 when there was more demand for retail space, but because of Covid and a fall in high street footfall, it is no longer needed. 

86 London End is currently occupied by Worboys Antiques and Clocks, and there is no suggestion the business will shut, just that the extension will be converted. 

There will be no changes to the outside of the building. The proposed flat will have one allocated parking space in the rear courtyard. 

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