Residents fear a development of more than 600 homes on one of Wycombe’s last remaining valleys will make the roads “extremely dangerous” during bad weather.

A string of objections have already been launched weeks after Taylor Wimpy revealed its plans for up to 604 homes on the 70-acre Gomm Valley site in High Wycombe.

As well as new homes, Taylor Wimpey is planning to build a community facility, a one form entry school at the bottom of the valley with a 26-place pre-school and 1.4 hectares of employment land which will provide a minimum of 52 new full-time jobs, along with space for some self-build homes.

There will be vehicular access to the new estate from Gomm Road, Hammersley Lane and Cock Lane, pedestrian and cyclist connectivity, a new bus route through the neighbourhood, open space, community growing gardens and playgrounds.

Taylor Wimpey says the northern part of Gomm Road will be “remodelled”, with a three-arm simple priority junction, while a new priority junction will be built so the site can be accessed from Cock Lane.

Cock Lane will also be widened to the north of the new access point, but not to the south.

But the proposed new access points have worried some concerned residents, with one fearing Hammersley Lane will be “extremely dangerous” in bad weather.

Alan Kinehan, who lives on the road, said: “Hammersley Lane is incredibly busy and very often the cars are queued up as far as number 10 which is halfway up the hill.

“More houses and cars turning is going to make it even worse. School run and work journeys are really going to impact an already overused hill.

“I also cannot believe that the developers have witnessed the hill in a snow event. The cars are often piled up exactly where the new entrances are. I believe this will be extremely dangerous and could cause loss of life.”

He also pointed out the Gomm Valley is awash with precious wildlife which should be protected, including lizards, bats, owls and glow worms, adding: “Gomm Valley is the last undeveloped valley in Wycombe and should stay so.”

Another resident, Sean McCarthy, who lives in Pimms Close, says the huge new development will not benefit the existing residents.

He wrote: “The school won't be opened until it can be fully populated, which would be towards the end of the overall construction works.

“The infrastructure, goes no way to resolving current insufficient quality of local road provision, Cock Lane isn't suitable for two-way traffic, Hammersley Lane doesn't have enough forward visibility, London Road to the M40 or town centre is already too busy.

“Overall as an existing resident we are essentially being told, we can trade our existing beautiful view and peaceful surroundings for saturated housing and infrastructure as well as increased levels of noise, all whilst enjoying the ongoing construction activities and associated disruption that will cause.”

He also fears the planned new spine road will run at the back of his property and cause pollution and noise.

Mr and Mrs Beagley, who also live in Pimms Close, complained about parking problems and traffic, as well as crime, adding: “There are plenty of disused industrial areas that could be used.”

The Gomm Valley site is allocated for development in the Wycombe Local Plan.

David Peycke, Land and Planning Director at Taylor Wimpey West London defended their proposals, saying they have decreased the amount of homes planned based on feedback from residents. He said: “We want to create a thriving new community that meets the needs of local people and provides them with new facilities and open space that they can benefit from.

“Listening to feedback from local residents is really important to us and we’d like to thank everyone who has commented on proposals. We have taken on board the comments we received during the public consultation process and in responding to these and further evolving the opportunities of the site in its context, have reduced the total number of homes proposed from 800 to 604.

“We remain committed to engaging with the community throughout the planning process.”

You can view the plans that have been submitted using the reference 22/06485/OUTEA at the Buckinghamshire Council planning portal.