PLANS to revamp a branch of Greggs which was damaged in a fire have been given the green light.

The bakery chain’s store in Heckmondwike was closed temporarily after the fire in December.

In March, the firm applied to Kirklees Council to create a replacement shop front and new flat roof to replace the pitched roof.

The shop front would be divided into two, with 2.1m high glazing to one side and glazed doors to the other half, a narrow section of glazing above and surface mounted roller shutter above.

New signage would be above the roller shutter and the first-floor render would be cleaned and painted white.

The extensions at the back would be re-roofed with a mono-pitched roof.

Now the plans have been approved, although it is not known when the work will be carried out and when the store is likely to reopen.

In a report from planners, it states: “The current proposal would revamp the existing shop frontage and the wall above would be re-painted white.

“The proposed new fascia and glazing, although not exactly the same as the one it would replace nor those in the same row, would be an appropriate scale and design and refresh an otherwise rather tired looking parade of shops.

“The adjoining properties also have single of two storey extensions of similar projection and designed with flat roofs at the back, largely unseen from the street.

“As such the proposed replacement roof to an existing dual pitched roof at the back of the application site would be in keeping and acceptable in terms of impact upon the character of the area and visual amenity.”

The building itself is described as being a two-storey inner terrace, which is rendered at first floor level, and surfaced in stone at the back.

At the time of the fire, the Telegraph & Argus reported that fire crews were called to Market Street shortly after 8pm on December 13.

The fire was said to have taken hold of the ground and first floor in a shop building.

In January, a Greggs spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a fire occurred at our Market Street, Heckmondwike shop last month.

“All our colleagues are safe and have been deployed to other shops in the area.

“The shop is currently closed but we hope to be back up and trading soon.”

Greggs was approached for a comment.