More than 30 flats could be built near a railway station if new plans are given the go ahead.

Developers want to revamp land near Great Missenden Railway Station and construct two buildings, with retail spaces on the ground floors and 37 flats on the upper storeys.

They also want to redevelop the station forecourt to provide new vehicle and pedestrian access, as well as landscaping.

There is currently a used car showroom and garage on the site, which developers want to knock down, and the plans also include a new access road into land to the rear of the Old Red Lion pub.

A number of residents have objected to the plans, with one branding the buildings’ design “cheap and nasty”.

Tammy Riley-Smith, who lives in Ballinger, wrote: “I don’t object to some sort of development at the site, but the cheap and nasty design of this is really offensive.

“Great Missenden deserves a development that future generations will be proud of.

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“I fear this will prove to be something we will all be ashamed of for generations to come.”

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And Erica Geldeard, from Great Missenden, said she is worried about the “huge amount of vehicular traffic leading to queues up Martisend Lane at busy times… owing to extra vehicles for all the flats and units”.

She added: “It will create a log jam and will be insufferable for any vehicular traffic.”

Vanessa Samuels, from Bryants Bottom, said developers had “not taken into account previous objections” about the height of the proposed buildings, adding: “They are overbearing for the area, they should be two-storey maximum.

“This area has looked like an eyesore for a very long time however, this proposed development could be done a lot better and much more in keeping with the buildings around it.”

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Developers said in their design and access statement that they want the development to be “sympathetic in height to its surrounding, whilst being able to provide a suitable amount of both commercial and residential area”.

They added: “Both proposals on site range from 1.5 to four storeys dependent on its relation to the public realm and surrounding context.

“A stepped increase in height… softens the buildings’ height in order not to overpower its context.”

The apartments will be made up of 14 one-beds, 22 two-beds and one three-bed, and the plans include 27 car parking spaces for the residents.

Developers also said the plans will result in a “small increase” in traffic using the station access and local roads but will result in a “negligible impact on the operational capacity of the road network”.

They added that the landscaping scheme has been designed to “provide subtle and bold elements of Roald Dahl characters throughout the landscape to provide a recognisable link to the Roald Dahl Museum and improve the arrival experience for people arriving or departing Great Missenden by train”.

The planning statement said: “…the proposal takes reference from the existing building materials and details within Great Missenden, and has been designed to respect and enhance the local character of the area by generating a sense of place and creating a sense of arrival/departure by improving the landscape setting of the station, and enhance connections to the Roald Dahl Museum.”

A decision is expected to be made by June 17.

To view the plans in full, visit with reference PL/21/0534/FA.