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Cambridge bakery Fitzbillies applies to expand





Historic Cambridge bakery Fitzbillies is hoping to expand into a neighbouring shop.

In plans submitted to Cambridge City Council, Fitzbillies has set out proposals to convert the former barber’s shop in Trumpington Street into an extension of its bakery.

Alison Wright, the owner of Fitzbillies, at the Trumpington Street bakery. Picture: Keith Heppell
Alison Wright, the owner of Fitzbillies, at the Trumpington Street bakery. Picture: Keith Heppell

Fitzbillies bakery was founded in 1920, with the original shop still open in Trumpington Street.

A planning application has been put forward by the company to convert 53 Trumpington Street into part of the bakery.

The shop had previously been used as a barber’s shop, but is currently empty.

In planning documents submitted as part of the application, the bakery said the changes would be done with the “utmost care”.

It said: “Our aim is to have a wholeheartedly positive impact on the significance of the heritage asset without harming the intrinsic character of the existing asset or setting.

“The proposed works to convert the premises from a barber to cake shop are largely internal and cosmetic.”



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