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Gillingham to get Kent's first electric indoor go–kart track

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Plans for the county's first ever indoor electric go–kart complex have been approved.

A 300-metre long multi–level track will be constructed at the Medway Distribution Centre in Courteney road, Gillingham.

The location of the indoor track. Picture: Google Maps
The location of the indoor track. Picture: Google Maps

An initial proposal was halted by Medway Council last month.

The final decision had been deferred while officers organised the "right planning conditions".

The proposal was finally accepted at last night's planning meeting.

The applicant, SOAR, has a county-wide portfolio which includes a three–year–old trampoline park at units five and six of the distribution centre.

The new venture could see 25 jobs created with opening hours being noon till 10pm weekdays and 10am to midnight weekends.

In his representations, Cllr Barry Kemp (Con) stated: "Over the past 15 years only six people were employed at any one time at the site whereas the current proposal will be employing upwards of 30 people.

The track will host 24 drivers per hour
The track will host 24 drivers per hour

He continued: "It is more beneficial to have a site utilised rather than lying empty for a number of years.

"The proposal will bring a unique leisure activity to Medway, and, indeed, to Kent, the nearest indoor go-kart track being in London."

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