Shipley Estates has submitted plans for a new AGC to Scarborough Borough Council, with the venue set to occupy a former vape shop on Westborough.
The company, which operates arcades and bingo halls across the country, submitted the application this week, with the scheme now out for consultation.
“The proposal is for an adult only amusement centre consisting of gaming machines,” states the submission. “Such establishments are found in most shopping centres, including shopping centres in seaside resorts.”
“They have different effects from amusement arcades as planning policy recognises. There is a statutory obligation to exclude under 18s. Premises such as this are no noisier than a shop and they would be suitable neighbours on the street in this location.”
Though, as with all AGC planning applications, a number of kneejerk local objections are expected, Shipley’s noted the precedent already set by the local authority.
“The council granted consent for a similar proposal in the shopping area at 113 Falsgrave Road in 2015,” added the submission.
“As far as I can establish those premises have not harmed their surroundings or the shopping area and have resulted in notable physical improvement through the investment by the new occupier.”