Residents in the Marlow Town Council parish will be able to have their say on a proposal for a multi-million-pound film studio to be built on land near the A404 in Little Marlow.

At a parish meeting held on April 8, members voted near-unanimously to hold a town poll on whether Marlow Film Studio should be built and whether residents ‘want development in the greenbelt on the scale proposed by the studio’.

A poll on these questions will be held on Thursday, May 9, between 4pm and 9pm.

Polling stations are situated at Christ Church URC on Oxford Road, Marlow Football Club, Court Garden Leisure Complex, Liston Hall and the Royal British Legion.

Those in the parish area who had registered to vote by April 9 will be able to participate in the parish poll in person. There is no option to vote by post or proxy.

The results of the poll are not binding but may provide an indication of support for or opposition to matters important to local residents.

Marlow Film Studios has drawn criticism from environmental campaigners in the town, who are opposed to its development on greenbelt land.

Its proposed site technically falls within the remit of Little Marlow Parish Council and a decision on whether it will go ahead or not is expected to be made by Buckinghamshire Council later this year.