HUGE Greggs could open in Chesterfield town centre

Greggs is a well-known name.
Greggs is a well-known name.
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Greggs is planning to open a big store in a prominent Chesterfield building.

The well-known bakery chain wants to occupy the site of the former Burton shop in the town centre.

Greggs plc has submitted a planning application to Chesterfield Borough Council seeking to refurbish and transform the large Burlington Street building into one of its stores.

In the planning application, one document states: "Our proposed development will vastly improve the appearance of the retail shop and generally be more in keeping with area."

There are currently six Greggs stores in the Chesterfield area - three of which are the town centre.

Greggs is the largest bakery chain in the UK.

It specialises in savoury products such as sandwiches, pasties and sausage rolls and sweet items including doughnuts and vanilla slices.

Earlier this month, Greggs unveiled two new 'healthy' pasties which both have under 300 calories.

The snacks, with chicken katsu or Bombay potato fillings, shun the indulgent greasiness of flaky pastry for a more heart-friendly sourdough.

Roger Whiteside, the company's chief executive officer, said: "Greggs is well-loved for its traditional pasties and sausage rolls, but we recognise that our customers are increasingly looking for lower calorie and lower fat options."

The Burton store closed in June after moving to Tesco Extra on Lockoford Lane in the town.