Plans for a laser arena in Bury St Edmunds get even bigger

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Plans for a laser gaming arena in Bury St Edmunds have been amended to increase the size of the scheme, making it one of the largest of its kind in East Anglia.

Last September, Leisure-Tek (East Anglia) Ltd was granted permission by St Edmundsbury Borough Council to turn the site of the former Bury Spectrum Gymnastics Club, in Western Way, into a laser game venue.

A revised plan, which proposes incorporating an adjacent building into the design, has now been submitted to the council.

Agent Kevin Garnham, of K Garnham Technical Services, said all the facilities his client wanted to go with the laser arena would not have fitted in the building with original approval, which measures around 8,000sq ft, but would be possible with the neighbouring building, which would add a further 4,000sq ft.

The proposal, for PlanetLaser, is to use the additional building for a three-story laser arena and maze and the original building for facilities that include a four-lane bowling alley, party rooms, cafe and gaming areas.

A decision is expected on June 10. If approved, it would be likely to open four months later.