A disused bank in Bourne End could be converted into a restaurant if new plans are given the green light.

An application has been submitted to Wycombe District Council to turn the former NatWest, in The Parade, into a restaurant and takeaway on the bottom floor and a two-bedroom flat above.

Applicant Turgut Iris said the new flat will be upgraded to current building regulations with improved acoustic and thermal insulation.

The application received a number of objections, including from Bourne End Parish Council, which said it would “prefer to see more diversity in the village instead of another eatery”.

One neighbour feared the change from an office premise to a restaurant could “increase the amount of anti-social behaviour, litter and parking problems” and “change the face of the village into a parade of takeaways”, adding: “The council have to consider that they are constantly changing from retail use to takeaway and restaurant.”

A Bucks County Council development officer said in a letter that the highways authority had no objection to the proposed development as there was sufficient parking nearby and no vehicles were proposed to enter the site itself, and the surrounding car parking facilities and public transport links would be able to accommodate any vehicles associated with the development.

A decision is expected to be made by May 10.