A Greggs in Oxford is set to get a super-sized expansion and new outdoor seating, after planning permission was granted by the council.  

The bakery chain was awarded planning permission by the planning committee at Oxford City Council on Monday (August 1).

The plans will see the Greggs store at 116 London Road expand into the old Santander unit which is located next door, at number 118.

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Oxford Mail: How the Greggs on London Road currently looks How the Greggs on London Road currently looks

In the application submitted to the council on May 3, the applicant outlined how the two units would be combined to create one, larger Greggs.

The front area of the ground floor would be used for retail sales and open to the general public while the back part of the building would contain toilets and the staff room.

Oxford Mail: The current and new floor plansThe current and new floor plans

The current entrance would be removed entirely and replaced with a large window, with the vacant unit on the right-hand side becoming the location of the new entrance.

As part of the development, London Road’s Greggs will get a new shopfront and signage as well as an air conditioning unit and extractor grille.

Design documents which supported the application outlined the look of the expanded store would not be much different to how it looks currently.

Oxford Mail: How the front of the store will lookHow the front of the store will look

The pavement outside the building would also become a space for 12 outdoor seats for customers.

The applicant said when applying for planning permission that the development would “not have an adverse impact on our neighbour’s daylight or sunlight enjoyment” and the shopfronts are being replaced “like for like”.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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