A church’s controversial bid to knock down its parish centre have not been decided on after a planning meeting was cancelled.

St Leonard’s Parochial Church Council in Chesham Bois is proposing to replace its centre on Glebe Way with a modern church hall to accommodate its growing congregation.

But councillors did not vote on the proposals last night after a meeting of Buckinghamshire Council’s East Buckinghamshire Area Planning Committee was cancelled.

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There were not enough members of the committee able to attend, the council said, adding that the meeting would be rearranged at the earliest opportunity.

The committee was recommended to give the proposals conditional planning permission after the application was deferred when it was heard in October.

Dozens of local residents are opposed to the plans due to concerns about the environment, parking and other issues.

However, some local people support the application, which the church says is needed to replace its parish centre now it has “come to the end of its life”.