Plans for six new homes in Beaconsfield have been dealt a huge blow as flooding experts have objected to the plans.

Halmar Projects Limited has applied for planning permission to convert the old Millbarn Medical Centre on London Road into six homes.

The developer’s plans, submitted to Buckinghamshire Council in November, include bike storage, refuse storage, vehicular access and car parking.

However, the council – the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) – has now objected to the proposed development due to insufficient information about the surface water drainage.

Its response comes after drainage officers reviewed a flood risk assessment, a ground investigation report and other planning documents submitted as part of the application.

The LLFA said: "No evidence has been provided to demonstrate that infiltration is feasible in the location of the soakaway.

"The LLFA acknowledges that infiltration rate testing in the location of the soakaway cannot take place until the existing building has been demolished, therefore, testing in this location can be completed at the detailed designed stage.

"Ground investigations undertaken by EPS (ref:UK23.6547, 21 July 2023) demonstrate that infiltration is only feasible in the location of TP02 which is situated within the centre of the site.

"The proposed surface water drainage scheme must be amended so that infiltration occurs in the location of TP02 as shown in Figure 2 – Trial Pit Location Plan of the Ground Investigations Report. Updated calculations and drainage layout will need to be provided."