A new eatery could be coming to High Wycombe's High Street, if new plans for a former hairdressers are given the green light.

Number 12 High Street, which used to be Vitulli hairdressers, could become Toast, according to plans submitted to Buckinghamshire Council.

Details around what Toast will offer the community are still vague, but it seems there will be some sort of bar, with mention of a food preparation area and bench seating - creating a "functional restaurant".

Toast HQ Ltd has also applied for a premises licence to serve alcohol and play live and recorded music. It would be open from 8am until 11.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8am until 1.30am on Friday and Saturday and from 8am until 10.30pm on Sundays.

The Grade II listed building, which has a fascinating history, could also get a major makeover as part of the plans, which would see the current white front of the building painted navy.

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Inside, two ground floor walls would be removed and the far rear section would be reconfigured to provide three unisex toilet cubicles.

The original wooden floor, which is currently covered with carpet, would be exposed, sanded and varnished, a bar area with shelving and bench seating along the left hand wall would be built and the walls would be painted dark olive green.

Because it is listed and within a conservation area, the history of the fascinating building has been revealed in the planning documents.

It is reportedly the former home of Antelope Inn, built in 1480, which was made up of what is now numbers 10, 11 and 12.

Antelope Inn was a merger of both the New Inn and Saracen's Head and was heavily linked to military life.

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It was in Antelope Inn that Lieutenant Colonel Gaspard Le Marchant, a native of Guernsey, came up with the idea for a military college for senior and junior officers which would later become Royal Military Academy.

The military college was set up within Antelope Inn in 1799. In 1801, the college was awarded royal warrant and so became part of the Royal Military Academy, before it moved to Farnham in Surrey in 1813.

The building was then split into three units, with what is now number 12 becoming a jewellers. It eventually became Berry's in 1885 and it remained there for over 100 years, finally closing in 1988.

It went on to become Blue Arrow Recruitment agency for 15 years, before Vitulli hair salon opened in 2016. It sadly shut last year.

Documents say plans to overhaul the historic building will have a "positive" impact, "revealing previously hidden features and completing works with as little impact as possible".

Earlier this year, the building was marketed via RightMove with a rent of £24,000 a year.