Cumbria's first Greggs drive-thru could be coming to Ulverston
Ben Blain, Director of Carigiet Cowen and acquisitions surveyor for Greggs for Cumbria and North Lancashire has acquired this site and is delighted to be bringing some fresh and tasty news to the region. The roll out of this drive thru will be itís first in Cumbria.
Plans have been submitted by Greggs to South Lakeland District Council to convert an empty plot at the Beehive Business Park on the outskirts of Ulverston, opposite the new Blue Light Hub and visible from the A590.
The planning application shows a drive-thru lane and parking for 16 cars, including three disabled spaces.
Seating areas would also be provided inside and out, along with toilets.
A planning statement submitted as part of the application said: "This proposal results in no loss of employment space as the site has not yet been developed and so makes zero contribution to the economy at the current time.
"Furthermore, it is expected that Greggs will provide 20 jobs (two full-time and 18 part-time), making a significant contribution to the economy, in addition supporting the uses in the wider area particularly the Blue Light Hub."
The company colours will be painted on the building and signs, which Greggs describe as anthracite grey and cornflower blue.
Greggs will get rid of waste and recycling packaging through current council waste management plans.
The firm also promises to undertake its own litter picking to keep the nearby area clear of discarded packaging.
This week the plans were shared with councillors at a meeting of Ulverston Town Council.
The chain plans to open Monday to Saturday between 6.30am and 8pm, with limited hours on Sunday of 8am to 6pm.
Greggs, which specialises in savoury products such as bakes, sausage rolls and sandwiches, and sweet items including doughnuts and vanilla slices, currently has one central location in Ulverston, with the next nearest in Dalton.