An award-winning bakery has seen its plans to expand approved.

Peace and Loaf, based at the top of Dalton Road by the market entrance, is due to open a cafe at a new location.

Owners Lucas Hogg and Caroline Davis are hoping to move into their new place at Trinity Enterprise Centre in Ironworks Road in around a month.

There they hope they can step up production, employ more staff and create a “chilled out” space for people to go.

Their application to change the use of the 1,000 square foot business unit to a cafe was given the go-ahead by Barrow councillors.

Miss Davies said: “Currently it is quite difficult to keep up with the demand and this move will make things easier for us.

“The new cafe will have more of a city feel and be a chilled-out place for people to go.

“There are a lot of businesses nearby the new place and when we tell people where we are moving so many of them say, ‘that’s right by where I work’.”

The pair said the new premises would allow them to purchase flour wholesale for a cheaper price.

It would also allow them to offer cookery lessons further down the line, they said.

They said they were “excited” to open the new shop but the process of moving was proving “stressful”.

When they move in, the old market base will close.

Last June the business won the Best Shop title in the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2018.

It has also been awarded prizes from the World Bread Awards, Great Taste Awards and Cumbria Life.

The bakery currently opens from Wednesday to Saturday but the new, bigger premises would allow them to expand opening hours to six days a week from 9am until 5pm.

As part of the plans reveal Peace and Loaf also wants to station a van near the market to sell fresh produce.

Peace and Loaf’s product range includes sourdough breads, cakes, pastries and lunches.