Reading is set to get another Greggs, with plans submitted for a new branch in the south of the town.

Greggs plc is seeking planning permission from the Reading Borough Council (RBC) to open a new bakery at the Whiteknights Retail Park in south Reading, near Whitley, Lower Earley and the University of Reading.

The unit was most recently a Carphone Warehouse.

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There are currently four Greggs in Reading’s town centre, with two more in South Reading, on Whitley Street and Christchurch Road.

There is also a Greggs at the Asda on Chalfont Way in Lower Earley.

Greggs has applied for planning permission and consent to make alterations to the shopfront and signage at Unit B of the Whiteknights shopping hub.

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The application was sent to the council on November 11 and validated by the council on Wednesday, December 9, and is now open to public consultation.