Yorkshire Baker could create up to 300 new jobs as part of an expansion plan, according to the latest reports.

As reported on British Baker’s sister website foodmanufacture.co.uk, the pie and pasty manufacturer, based in Norton, Malton, has been granted permission to build a new production facility at its base in Norton Grove Industrial Estate.

The firm said it outgrew its existing premises as it looked to expand existing product lines and introduce new ranges as part of the move. Yorkshire Baker added that it will be partnering with Hull-based meat firm Cranswick to supply the meat for its products.

Gill Ridgard, owner of Yorkshire Baker, said: “There will be new jobs, but it all depends on the amount of business we’ll be putting through. It’s a moving feast.”

A spokesperson from Ryedale District Council told foodmanufacture.co.uk that the proposal for the new factory site could create up to 300 jobs if working to full production levels. Representatives from Trundley Design Services, which is involved in the construction scheme, said the site was due for completion in January 2013.