MJS Amusements Ltd has submitted plans to Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s planning and licensing committee to convert premises on Gorleston High Street into a new AGC.
The change of use application includes a premises licence, and if approved would create six new jobs and revitalise the former New Look premises, vacant since 2020.
“The Adult Gaming Centre proposed will complement existing retail uses,” states the submission. “Currently there is one other Adult Gaming Centre and two bookmakers in the area.”
“It is very common for shopping areas to have more than one Adult Gaming Centre and the provision of two Adult Gaming Centres in Gorleston will by no means be an over-concentration.”
MJS also runs Ocean Bay Amusements and Bingo at Pier Gardens in Gorleston, and Marine Amusements on Marine Parade.
According to the application, “the business would have four full-time and two part-time employees and would open every day from 8am to 10pm.”
The local newspaper reported: “A supporting document states that it is not an application for an amusement arcade and that the business would “enhance and support the town centre economy.”
A decision by the council is expected on 30 July, with a public consultation period ending on 12 July.