A new block of flats at the site of some demolished garages could impact parking and neighbour privacy, locals claimed.

Mr Gill has submitted a planning application relating to the former garages at the end of Laurels Road, and to the rear of 49 and 51 Heathway, in Iver Heath.

Original plans were for five flats. Amended plans detail the ‘construction of a block of four flats, with 11 parking spaces and some landscaping’.

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The former garages at the end of Laurels Road

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Up to 15 objections were received in relation to the original plans, citing “traffic concerns”, “parking congestion”, loss of light and privacy, and “overlooking” because the ‘building is too tall’.

“It seems clear that this proposal is at odds with existing residents’ wishes and will impact on light, privacy, morning sun and at the same time cause significant parking issues in an already congested area,” said Cllr Paul Griffin, at the time.

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Some also feared loss of the garages, and tree damage.

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Map of the area

Officers now say: “Overall, it is considered that the proposal would not adversely impact upon the amenities of neighbouring properties.”

The site is currently gated shut after the garages were demolished and cleared, council documents indicate.

In 2017, plans for a pair of semi-detached properties and 17 parking spaces were granted conditional permission.

The matter is due to be discussed during a South Bucks Area Planning Committee, on August 31.

The recommendation is for conditional permission.

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