A CHINESE restaurant in Lane End could be converted into flats, if plans get the go-ahead.

Maplehall Properties Ltd has applied for a change of use from a restaurant to residential use at the Golden Palace Restaurant in Church Road, Lane End.

The proposal hopes to put two bed flats on each level of the three storey building and demolish the single storey rear extension and build a three storey extension.

The application said the building was built in 1899, originally as a hotel, and is currently known as Paradise Gardens Chinese restaurant.

It also said: "The application includes change of use from commercial to residential on the ground and first floor, typical of the area.

"This will return the use back to its original as residential heritage. In addition, the previous use of the building as restaurant has become untenable.

"With no obvious demand to maintain such a large site as commercial use it is deemed sensible and beneficial to change its use to enable the building to be fully occupied."

The application was received by Wycombe District Council on March 6. The reference number is 14/05561/FUL.

A resident has objected to the application and said there is not sufficient parking in the area to cope with the development.