Greggs bakery plan for busy junction off the A494

Bakery giant Greggs has proposed its latest North Wales store. The company is looking to further expand in the region after opening more than a dozen sites in recent years.

The latest proposal is for a busy junction just off the A494 at Queensferry. They want to use part of the Checkpoint site on Station Road for a new bakery.

They say it would create 12 new jobs. There would be 38 seats for customers at the bakery.

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The company needs to secure a change of use for that part of the site from A1 retail to a mixed A1/A3 use that would allow the bakery to operate from there.

Planning agent JMS said: "It’s considered the proposed use will support the immediate surrounding area and uses, residents and workers within the area who want to have something convenient and quick to eat. The proposal will aid the shopping area become more attractive and sustainable by providing catering facilities, whilst also providing several valuable jobs on the site.

"Although the proposal is for a change of use to A1/A3, there will not be an adverse impact on the current proportion of A1 offer within the surrounding area. Moreover, the proposal enhances the A1/A3 units within the area thus improving the vitality, viability and vibrancy of the shopping are enhance the wider shopping experience of the area."

The application will now be considered by planners at Flintshire council.

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