SAUSAGE roll, steak bake and Belgian bun lovers rejoice – Llandrindod Wells could be set to open a second Greggs store.

Fans of savoury and sweet snacks in the spa town might be seeing double before long, if a planning application to introduce a Greggs shop pod at the Ascona Ridgebourne Service Station is approved.

C+A Design has submitted an application to Powys County Council on behalf of the bakery giant, with proposals suggesting a modular building could be built on the station’s existing car park, the layout of which has been described as poor and underused, with substandard-sized spaces.

If approved, it will be the second store in town following the introduction of the popular chain on Station Crescent in 2016.

“This is the formal application for the establishment of a Greggs bakery on the current car parking at the Ridgebourne Garage, along with disabled parking and a new parking area to the south side of the main shop,” said Llandrindod South county Councillor Pete Roberts, who posted a link to the application on his Facebook page on Monday.


“This could bring an enhanced bakery provision to the site and hopefully encourage people shopping to park in an allocated space rather than on the forecourt, making the site safer for pedestrians.

“I would, however, like to have seen some linked biodiversity enhancement and some reassurance that the households on Ashridge Close will not experience a significant increase in noise from the new parking arrangements.”

The Ridgebourne Service Station is located on Wellington Road on the outskirts of the spa town heading towards Howey and Builth Wells.

“The formal car park is not well used, as its layout is poor with sub-standard sized spaces and limited manoeuvring space,” said C+A Design in the planning statement.

“During site visits, it was observed many customers park informally in front of the shop or adjacent to the car wash rather than use empty spaces in the formal parking area.

“An engineer has assessed the deck car park area and calculated it can support a modular building.

“The area is currently used as parking for the service station. The proposed use will be a standalone

Greggs bakery unit with two new parking bays and an outdoor seating area. Along with the construction of a new screen located next to the existing car wash and six new parking bays. The placement of the new unit will be used to create a bin store.”

The statement goes on to say that factors such as safe access to the site from the road, the amenity of the neighbouring houses, the existing landscape and minimising changes to existing access points to the site have been considered.

“The proposal is for a single-storey food retail unit while ensuring the roof line is not greater than adjacent properties, minimising the impact on adjacent properties and the street scene,” it adds.

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“The appearance of the proposal is in keeping with the service station, and appropriate to the proposed use.

“There are currently a total of 11 parking bays located on the site, however, these are not currently all available for use, and are not well used. Based on the local parking guidance, it has been calculated that a total of 10 parking bays would meet those requirements. The proposal includes a total of 10 standard parking bays and one space for disabled persons.

“An accessible ramped access is proposed to the retail unit entrance. A disabled parking space has been allowed for to aid access by vehicle to the retail unit entrance.”

To view the proposals, visit