Plans to overhaul three schools, a new nail salon in a village and work to prevent the collapse of a river wall form just some of the many applications submitted to Buckinghamshire Council last week.

Here is a selection of just some of the latest plans that the council’s planning officers will now decide.

Work to a river wall to prevent erosion and collapse in Rivers Edge, High Wycombe - 21/06237/FUL

The house in Rivers Edge, a small cul-de-sac off Kingsmead Road, were built in close proximity to Back River - a backwater of the River Wye. The concrete retaining wall at the back of the houses has recently shown evidence of movement, so work to repair and stabilise it needs to be carried out. Consultants have recommended gabion baskets be installed along the river bank and now permission is needed.

Two extensions, including a new school hall, paths and gates at Denham Village Infant School, Cheapside Lane, Denham - PL/21/1936/HB

Listed building consent is being sought by the infant school for some extension works. They will include a new school hall, a new IT room and associated paths and gates. A number of small adaptations are also proposed, including a new eight space car park for staff and widening of the path outside the school to provide better turning circles and sight lines.

Change of use of 12 Duke Street, Princes Risborough from estate agent to nail salon - 21/06029/FUL

Julian Carthew Sales & Lettings could become a nail salon. Only minor changes to the shop front are being proposed which will make it look more “appealing and brighter”.

Variation of condition to allow for floor, ceiling and panelling refurbishments at Wycombe Abbey School, Abbey Way, High Wycombe - 21/06382/VCDN

Wycombe Abbey are refurbishing the Grade-II* listed Big School and want to “lighten and refresh” the ceiling panels, remove the radiators in favour of under-floor heating and add new panelling. They also want to replace the existing floors with oak.

The school was given planning permission in 2019 to carry out the refurbishment but investigations found asbestos beneath the floors so “necessary” remediation works also now need to be carried out.

Changes to the science/maths building faced and refit of assembly hall and other works at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, West Street, Marlow - 21/06381/FUL

More building works are planned at Borlase’s - this time, for part of the science and maths block. Following completion of the new sports hall in 2021, the assembly function will move to the old sports hall and some refit of the science buildings are needed. The old assembly hall is being refitted as a refectory. The existing lobby to the sixth form centre will be enlarged to access expanded toilets.

The school says much of this is to allow for better internal circulation which will aid better social distancing. The work is all internal and adds no new floor space, but the work will also allow improvement works to the north facade to the courtyard.