Plans for Derby Golden Touch AGC rejected by council

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Plans submitted by SAL Holdings to turn a vacant building into a Golden Touch AGC last year have been rejected by Derby City Council.


Plans for an amusement arcade in St Peters street, Derby have been rejected by the City Council.

SAL Holdings applied to the council for permission to turn a vacant unit into a Golden Touch AGC in December, arguing that it would be complementary to the shopping experience.

However, plans for the unit were widely derided by the public, despite SAL Holdings confirmed that Golden Touch outlets offered “soft gaming”, adding that “by definition soft gaming means that there is virtually no social problems from the location of the site.”

In turning down the plans, the City Council stated that an AGC would have had “a detrimental impact on the character and environmental quality” of the area.

A statement read: “In the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, the proposed adult gaming centre use to the ground floor unit would fail to add vibrancy, animation, and visual interest to the street scene.”

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