Plans to flatten a High Wycombe property for new homes have been thrown out as “overbearing”.

Bucks Council refused plans submitted by Mr Andrew Main to redevelop the site of 5 Plomer Hill.

Plans detailed the ‘demolition of the existing four-bed property and the construction of a terrace of six two-bed and three one-bed flats’ – nine in total.

Bucks Free Press:

View from Pheasants Drive

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Up to 12 parking spaces and 10 bicycle bays were also proposed.

But the council rejected the scheme on August 18.

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“The proposed development is incompatible and incongruous with the existing grain of development in the surrounding area,” it wrote.

It added: “The proposal would represent an unneighbourly form of development that would be overbearing in appearance and would have a significant and detrimental effect upon the outlook of the adjacent property [on] Pheasants Drive.

“Moreover, the location and extent of the car park to serve the flats would be detrimental to the amenities of [neighbours].”

One neighbour said the development would cause “disruption to traffic” on nearby roads, adding it would also “overlook gardens and rooms” of neighbours.

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