PLANS to convert a car show room back into an indoor go-kart track on the outskirts of Scarborough have been unveiled.
The 16,000 sq ft site in Orchard Court, Dunslow Road, Eastfield, was previously used as a go-kart circuit between 2000 and 2007 and has laid empty for the past three years.
Planning permission is now being sought by Scarborough Indoor Karting to re-open the venue as a centre for the sport.
Applicant Thomas Eaton, of St Leonard’s Crescent, said: “The new Go-Karting business layout, car parking and noise will all be the same as the previous business, no changes, only improvements. We estimate that there will be no more than 18 cars parking at any time, this includes staff cars.
The building, which is soundproof, is between premises occupied by William Hare engineers and Travis Perkins.
Mr Eaton said: “The noise will be less as the new Go-Karts exhaust, drive belts (instead of chains) and induction filtration have all improved since 2000 Karts used previously.
“We have spoken to adjacent businesses around the unit and they had no concerns on noise or car parking issues with the previous go-karting business.”
He added: “Trusting this application is successful as it can only be a benefit to the town of Scarborough.”
The venture will create four jobs and has proposed opening hours of 10am to 11pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 10pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
There are karting centres all over the country but the nearest ones to Scarborough are as far away as York and Middlesbrough. Most are on trading estates.