Planners to debate change of use for go-kart track

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Eastbourne’s Indoor Go Kart Track is to close and make way for three businesses.

The site in Brampton Road is already due to be redeveloped and will house an auction house, car and van rental offices, body shop and garage and a restaurant.

Eastbourne Car Auctions is behind the application along with Choice Vehicle Hire and Highfield Vehicle Repairs.

Members of Eastbourne Borough Council’s planning committee are expected to agree the change of use application at its meeting on Tuesday night.

A council spokesperson said, “The indoor track is operated by Trax Leisure Ltd on a lease from Eastbourne Borough Council but this use has been winding down over the past few years and the current operator is looking to vacate.

“The current Eastbourne Car Auctions site has been granted permission for the development of a Morrisons supermarket.

“It is understood contractual pressures have resulted in the need to relocate Eastbourne Car Auctions in a very tight timescale. The application would result in approximately 100 jobs being retained within the borough which is a significant benefit to the economy of town.

“The new larger site would also allow the business to expand and develop in future years. To conclude, the granting of this application would allow an important business to continue operating within the borough and support its future expansion.”