FRESH plans for up to 50 homes on a site previously refused permission for a similar scheme have been revealed.

Inland Homes has submitted to Bucks Council new plans for a housing development on a 2.2-hectare patch of land to the rear of Glynswood – a residential area in High Wycombe.

The new development would be for 10 one-bed and 10 two-bed flats, three two-bed, 22 three-bed, and five four-bed houses – 50 units in total (48 per cent affordable) – accessed from the existing Glynswood cul-de-sac.

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According to a new site plan, the western square section of land is proposed for housing, while the eastern triangular section is for public open space.

Around 96 parking spaces are also proposed.

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A map of the area and new scheme 

Inland Homes saw its previous application for 50 homes on the same patch of land refused in March last year, which is now the subject of an appeal.

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Among the reasons for refusal at the time, the council said the previous scheme was out of character in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), that it would impact views including from the Disraeli Monument, that there was a lack of trees, and lack of a completed section 106 agreement (planning contributions).

However, the site is identified for a development of up to 50 properties in the adopted local plan.

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View from the Disraeli Monument

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Examples of what the new homes might look like 

Key differences between the old and new scheme include no three-storey developments (two storeys max), a 353sqm reduction in floorspace, additional green space, a greater proportion of smaller properties, and 43 per cent more trees.

A public Right of Way will also be “slightly re-aligned”.

At least 23 objectors cite traffic and parking concerns, as well as impact on neighbours and the AONB.

Cllr Tony Green said: “Although removing the block of flats is an improvement, I have concerns that the provided parking provision will be insufficient and will result in parking in the roads both on this development and spilling out into Glynswood.

“The additional traffic generated by this development will add to the pressure on the junction of Glynswood and Green Hill and the junction of Green Hill and Hughenden Road. The developer should contribute to junction improvements at both these junctions.

“The Government has stated that future development should be on brown field sites not green field sites. This is not a brown filed site and should therefore be refused in line with Government policy.”

The recommendation is that permission be deferred to officers for approval, subject to a legal agreement and planning conditions.

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