UKs first 24-hour Greggs could open to offer delicious bakes all night long

A 24-hour Greggs could soon be coming to the UK – and us Brits would be buzzing about that!

It applied for a round-the-clock licence to serve delicious steak bakes and sausage rolls.

The outlet near Canterbury Cathedral in Kent could remain open overnight if local council chiefs approve the plans.

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Located less than 500 metres from the famous cathedral, it will have a McDonald's already open at all hours nearby.

However some fear it could encourage drunken anti-social behaviour in the area.

One councillor who represents that part of the city fears approving the licence could be the start of a "slippery slope".

Labour's Pip Hazelton said without "serious reassurance", she would be unable to support the plans.

The licensing application submitted reveals Greggs wants to provide takeaway between 11pm and 5am every day.

"As it stands, we are not happy with or interested in the the idea of it being a 24-hour service," she said.

Problems with drunken and disorderly behaviour in the city centre late at night have been well documented.

Concerns have also been raised about the noise by delivery drivers revving to and from outlets in the early hours.

The councillor added: "We want to encourage business in the city – we want to see people thrive and make a go of it."

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She continued: "But barring McDonald's, we're not aware of any other operatives being given a 24-hour licence.

"It's a slippery slope. People live in the city centre and saying yes sets a dangerous precedent – when do we say no?"

"St George's Street has always somewhat suffered from anti-social behaviour."

As it stands, Greggs' drive-thru in Sittingbourne has the latest closing time in the county at 10pm.

Greggs also previously tried to bring in a 24-hour service at its Leicester Square store last year.

The bakery chain was approached but a spokesman said the company doesn't comment on live applications.

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