Plans to turn an old punter hotspot into a place of worship have got everyone talking - and now a Bucks MP has weighed in. 

The Jolly Woodman in Littleworth Common closed as a public house on Sunday, January 7 after trading since 1832.

Its new owners, Slough-based charity GB Shri Raghavendra Swami Brundavan bought the site with hopes to turn it into a Hindu Temple - with alterations to the building to add on a meditation room.

Plans were made public on January 31 and have since received 210 objections and 117 letters of support.

Reasons for objections range from an increase in traffic to implications on wildlife and the environment.

The site was branded "not a suitable location" for a Hindu temple with many saying "there is no need".

Neighbouring school Dropmore Infant School have also objected to the plans.

Buckinghamshire Council's property and asset management team found elements of the plans "very concerning" and of "significant detriment to the adjacent common and designated SSSI land". 

Buckinghamshire Council's Highways department and the Ecology team at Buckinghamshire Council have also objected.

However, Natural England has "no objections".

They wrote: "Based on the plans submitted, Natural England considers that the proposed development will not have significant adverse impacts on statutorily protected nature conservation sites or landscapes."

Now Joy Morrissey, MP for Beaconsfield, has filed an objection.

In a letter to the council, she wrote: "My concerns are the increase in traffic and parking that the change of use will generate.

"The proximity of the Jolly Woodman to Dropmore School must be considered as well.

"Currently this is a busy area at the start of the school day and pick-up times in the afternoon.

"Any extra vehicles using the Jolly Woodman would increase the risk to parents and children who navigate the narrow route to the school from the car park".

She also cited the lack of public transport in the area and parking on roads causing issues with visibility as issues to be taken into account.

The car park opposite the Jolly Woodman is not a part of the property and is owned by the council for public use.

Ms Morrissey added: "I have concerns as well for the environment that will be affected during any proposed works and the increased traffic activities, noise and footfall that would be detrimental to the area and would put at risk the diverse species of wildlife, trees and plants in the area."

Previously the Hindu group's trustees Srihari Gubbi and Prahlad Purohit, said: "We are a very small community. The Hindu hub can not only help us but everyone who lives locally.

"We want to work with the community and give back.

"Although we are from a Hindu sector we do not restrict anyone coming into the centre. We want to work as a community."

They stated that they hoped to put on activities for the community and clarified that the building would act on appointments only during the week with a weekly worship on Saturday evening.

The planning application can be viewed by using reference PL/24/0183/FA.

Buckinghamshire County Council are yet to give their verdict on the plans.