Allied Bakeries owner ABF Grain Products is to build a new bakery in Lincolnshire.

The business, which operates brands including Kingsmill, Ryvita and Dorset Cereals, has been granted permission to build on the site of a former British Sugar production facility in Bardney.

ABF Grain Products told British Baker that construction will start this month on the site, and is expected to complete in 2018.

“We are delighted to confirm that planning permission has been granted for ABF Grain Products to build a new food production facility,” said an ABF Grain Products spokesperson. “We look forward to sharing further details about our plans in due course.”

According to the planning application, the development will make use of a disused former sugar beet pad and surrounding area, including existing concrete hard standings and internal roadways.

The development will include a new bakery building – with areas for process preparation, baking ovens, packaging equipment and incoming materials and outgoing finished goods – along with associated plant, equipment and external works areas.