PLANS to extend a school have been deferred after a major technical glitch prevented councillors from discussing it.

Bucks Council was due to consider an application by Griffin House School in Little Kimble, on Wednesday (May 25), but a “significant technical problem” forced postponement of a planning meeting.

The meeting did not start for twenty minutes, at which point, Marlow ward Councillor Neil Marshall told the public the council was unable to present the plans because its system had “completely crashed”.

Cllr Marshall said the plans would come back to planning committee on June 7.

Cllr Marshall: “I’m afraid we do have a significant technical problem. The system was checked and working two hours ago but has subsequently completely crashed. We are unable to present plans on anything. So, it leaves us with no choice but to defer – and it looks like the earliest date that we can do would be June 7. My sincere apologies.”

Plans had detailed the construction of a two-storey extension linking to Griffin House School and the demolition of an existing building.

Documents also detail removal of portable buildings used for early years and the construction of a two-storey replacement building for the same year group – and some additional classrooms.

The new building will be linked to the existing school by corridor.

Ridgeway East ward Councillor Clive Harriss requested that the application be considered by the planning committee following contact from neighbours who raised concerns about the school’s proposals.

The recommendation is conditional permission.