Search

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)

Archant

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.

Related articles

Other News

31 minutes ago

Firefighters were despatched to a busy Great Yarmouth pub during the lunch time rush, after the alarm sounded.

47 minutes ago

A school governor has stepped down from his role and suggested a representative from another school that complained about him should take his place.

A pensioner has been left frustrated after a newly-installed smart meter left her unable to close her sideboard drawer.

A charity offering support to victims of sexual abuse is to receive a big funding boost from Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Most Read

Yesterday, 15:45

It has laid dormant since previous tenant BHS closed its doors in August 2016.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:07

Facebook users have reacted indifferently to news the former BHs store in Great Yarmouth is to become a Poundstretcher, with many hoping clothing brand Primark would take on the unit.

Read more
Facebook
Yesterday, 12:47

Police officers are appealing to residents of Great Yarmouth to help trace a wanted man believed to be in the town.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:27

The man who became the first Mayor of Great Yarmouth Borough after the role was reinstated in 2000, has died.

Read more
Norfolk County
Yesterday, 09:04

Motorists are facing severe delays through Gorleston around the James Paget University Hospital, due to malfunctions with the temporary traffic lights.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter