A BURGER place is set to replace a hair salon on Wote Street near the Festival Place.

Burgers & Co, which currently has a restaurant at Feathears House in Basingstoke, has submitted a planning application for change of use of premises at 3 Wote Street.

The address, where Taylors Hair & Beauty used to operate, is currently vacant.

The three-storey commercial property, built in 17th century, is within Basingstoke town centre and is under Grade II Listing status.

The building has historically been used for commercial purposes, serving the Basingstoke town centre high street.

According to the planning statement, the use of the building has predominantly been for the sale of food. There were a coffee shop, hot food café and sandwich bar at this address previously.

In 2013 the building was refurbished, and subsequently became a beauty salon.

The building is now vacant and having been used for a considerable number of years as a beauty salon the use class is suis generis (unique). This application looks to return the use class back to a commercial use for restaurant use.

The planning statement said the preparation and cooking of food will be in the kitchen, on the ground floor, which will look to also reinstate the existing extraction flue at the rear of the property.

A planning permission has been sought to repaint the existing wooden framed shopfront to black.

According to the official website of Burgers & Co, it is owned by a local burger specialist and all their produce are sourced locally.

The Feathers House business is open from 5pm to 11pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 5pm to 10.30pm on Sunday.