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Scratby amusement arcade owners bid to tear down their business and replace it with homes

PUBLISHED: 17:36 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 19:08 31 July 2017

California Amusements in Scratby. Photo: Gary Skipper (Norwich Retro Gamers)

California Amusements in Scratby. Photo: Gary Skipper (Norwich Retro Gamers)

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An application to knock down an amusement arcade in a coastal village and replace it with five homes has been submitted to Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

The owners of California Amusements, which is based on California Road, Scratby, have asked the council permission to demolish their business and build four semi-detached homes and a bungalow there.

The current building is a single storey structure and its owners, a Mr and Mrs Oakey, live in a static caravan at the rear of the arcade.

The Oakeys have owned the property since the summer of 2011 and the previous owners had gained planning approval to build two flats above the arcade, but the four-bedroom flats were never constructed.

If approved by the borough council, the five new homes would each have two parking spaces and gardens.
The Oakeys had previously put in a bid to tear down the arcade and build six home on the site. It had been said the business was not viable.

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