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The future of a potential indoor go-karting and laser games centre in Tunbridge Wells hangs in the balance after council planning officers recommended its application is refused.
Plans to build the venue at the former print works in Chapman Way on the North Farm industrial estate will come before Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s planning committee on Wednesday (March 8).
They include a motorsport circuit for up to eight electric go-karts racing at the same time as well as 30 people playing laser tag.
A spokesman for the project said it could open as soon as this summer, would create up to 30 jobs and hold just under 100 people at any one time including staff and spectators.
He said its location was “ideal” because it made it “easily accessible without creating disturbance to local residents”.
But in a report prepared ahead of next week’s crunch meeting, council officers have recommended planning permission is refused.
They say the proposal ‘would result in a significant increase in traffic which in the absence of appropriate mitigation would be unacceptable’.