PROPOSALS for a new Greggs restaurant at a Poole retail park have been given the green light by council planners.

The national bakery chain is looking to add to its existing 18 premises in Dorset.

The latest addition is set to be at Wessex Gate Retail Park at the former Carphone Warehouse unit, which has been vacant since 2020.

The owners of the retail park, Wessex Gate Limited, saw its application approved by BCP Council officers under delegated powers.

A statement submitted on behalf of the applicant by Savills said: “Operations of the type proposed are common features of established retail destinations.

“Given their small-scale nature, the proposed operations can only act as a complementary facility to existing and established retail destinations, principally serving the users of those destinations.

“It follows that the proposed development does not represent a challenge or competition to defined town centre locations.”

As reported, Greggs looks set to relocate its Poole town centre operation to a new site.

An application for branded signage in the former Waterstones site in Falkland Square, off High Street, was approved.

The book store ceased trading from the site back in February.