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Wrexham Could Get New Go Karting Centre In Rhosddu

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Jun 29th, 2012.

Update: Tuesday morning

At last night’s planning committee meeting plans for the new go kart centre were deferred.

Councillors felt a noise assessment needed to be made before the plans were given the go ahead, although officers has recommended giving it the green light.

The plans will go back before them once an assessment has been carried out.

Wrexham could be set to get its very own go karting centre if a planning application is successful next week.

It would see a 1700m2 unit on the Rhosddu Industrial Estate converted into an indoor race track.

Two objections have been made by nearby residents who held concerns regarding noise levels and that the development would affect house prices.

However, Wrexham Council’s head of community well-being and development Lawrence Isted has recommended that the go kart centre be given approval stating that he believed it would not be likely to result in any additional detrimental noise. Although he did recommend a noise impact report.

GTX Karting is behind the project which also includes provisions for 40 parking spaces.

Mr Isted said: “The proposal as submitted would not result in any physical changes to the external fabric of the building with the use of the site as a go – karting track entirely limited to the internal floor area space. The large outdoor area has been identified for the parking of 40 motor vehicles.

“The application site is located on an industrial complex. Neighbouring buildings consist mainly of B2 uses. However, there are residential properties nearby. The closest being to the north west of the site at St Giles Park on the outskirts of Gwersyllt and Top Farm Road to the south east in Rhosddu.

“I consider the main impact upon the amenity of these neighbouring occupiers is by way of noise. However, the latter is buffered to some extent by the existing buildings on the industrial estate and a railway line.

“Given the previous use of the building and the fact that it can continue to be used as a heavy industrial use and that the go-karting track would be limited solely to the inside of the building I consider that the proposed use is not likely to result in any additional detrimental noise generation.

“However, mindful of the fact that the use of the building is proposed until 8pm on weekdays and 9pm on weekends and bank holidays, I do consider that a noise impact survey and scheme of any required mitigation measures should be submitted for approval prior to the first use of the development.”

The plans will go before Wrexham Council’s planning committee next week.

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