Biscuit company Tunnock’s has been granted permission by council chiefs to build a multi-million-pound extension to its Lanarkshire factory in Uddingston, Glasgow.

Tunnock’s submitted plans for the extension back in July, and South Lanarkshire Council has now approved the three-storey build.

Despite the biscuit giant being given the green light for the extension, people living near the plant were distraught with the decision due to traffic concerns.

The extension will create 30 new roles to Tunnock’s current workforce of more than 500 employees.

It will create 1,900sq m additional space over two floors to accommodate new production equipment and increased production of existing product ranges.

"Receiving planning permission is very positive and part of our ongoing commitment to Uddingston and the business, Tunnock’s told British Baker

"This proposal will future-proof the present factory to accommodate increased worldwide demand for Tunnock’s products. This additional investment of several million pounds into the existing bakery premises will additionally safeguard current employment on the site.”

Tunnock’s is a family-run bakery that was formed by Thomas Tunnock in 1890. The company produces teacakes and caramel wafer biscuits.