Controversial plans for a huge new housing estate in Hazlemere are set to be discussed by a parish council – and concerned residents are being urged to attend.

Bellway Homes is planning to build 290 homes between Tralee Farm and Orchard End Farm, but residents have voiced major fears about the impact it will have on Hazlemere.

Hazlemere Parish Council is set to discuss the plans at their next planning meeting on January 17, at Sir William Ramsay’s school hall, and residents are being urged to go along.

Properties will be a mix of 44 one, 84 two, 103 three, and 59 four-bed homes “in the form of detached, semi-detached, terraced and apartment buildings”.

One angry resident objecting to the plans said she was “absolutely staggered” to see Bellway Homes already marketing the development – named Hazlemere Park – on their website, despite no decision being made by Buckinghamshire Council yet.

Fiona Gregory said: “Can the services really cope with all these additional properties – we already have regular flooding by the shops at Park Parade.”

Martin Saunders said he was “extremely concerned” about the plans, saying: “You do realise this is home to foxes, deer, hedgehogs, all sorts of wildlife that us villagers see on a regular basis?

“Then we have to think about the traffic in the villages of Holmer Green and Hazlemere. There could be as many as 600-700 extra vehicles per day going through these already very busy villages.

“Some mornings the traffic at Hazlemere crossroads, Earl Howe Road and either side of Holmer Green School is a joke and very dangerous for children and their parents.”

Edward Ward criticised the designs of the new estate, calling them a “copy and paste job that could be for any housing estate across the UK”. He said: “This is identikit architecture of the lowest order. There is no connection with the vernacular of the Chilterns and no consideration to the context of this development in the landscape and the Green Belt/AONB.

“The fact that the tallest buildings are located in the most visible part of the landscape evidence how little care has been given in the design.”

If you are interested in attending Hazlemere Parish Council’s planning meeting to discuss the plans, email to reserve a seat. The plans are only being discussed and a decision will not be made at the meeting.

To view and comment on the plans, use planning portal ref: 21/08364/FUL.