Village Bakery, the Wrexham-based craft business, has applied for planning permission to build a new £16m plant.

The facility would create 100 jobs and cover 215,000sq ft. It is intended to be built on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, next to the company’s two pre-existing bakeries.

The application has been made to Wrexham County Borough Council and Village Bakery said the site was needed to accommodate the company’s rapid growth.

Village Bakery recently saw its contract with The Co-operative expand from supplying 63 to 116 stores across Wales and it was named Wales’ fastest-growing manufacturer in 2014 at the Fast Growth 50 Awards. It currently employs around 400 staff.