New 'adult amusement centre' could be coming to Scarborough high street

Plans to open an adult only gaming centre in the centre of Scarborough have been submitted to the borough council.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 11:09 am
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 11:12 am

Shipley Estates Ltd wants to turn 9 Westborough, which is currently home to Vape Safe, into what is described as an “amusement centre” for over 18s.

The submission states: “The proposal is for an adult only amusement centre consisting of gaming machines.

“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.

The proposed site for the new amusement centre on Westborough. (Photo: Google)

“Premises such as this are no noisier than a shop and they would be suitable neighbours on the street in this location.”

The documents add that the council has previously allowed similar applications to go ahead.

The submission notes: “The council granted consent for a similar proposal in the shopping area at 113 Falsgrave Road in 2015.

“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.”

The plans are now out to consultation.