Businessmans plea over casino plan - Friday 27th of February 2009

One of Yarmouths best-known businessmen has stepped into the debate over where the resorts large casino should be built - claiming it will “kill off” the seafront if it does not go at the heart of the Golden Mile.

Peter Jay, who owns the Hippodrome Circus and several other prominent buildings on the seafront, insisted that the council-owned site taking in the Marina Centre - already being marketed for development - was the only location for the casino that would not have a “devastating effect on existing businesses”.

Mr Jay warned that because of the lack of car parking on the seafront, businesses there would be unable to compete if the casino licence went to either the £30m scheme being proposed by Pleasure Beach owner Albert Jones for his site next to the outer harbour, or a proposal being mooted for the riverside by Patrick Duffy, owner of the towns Palace Casino.

Making his impassioned plea in a letter submitted to the borough council as part of its consultation on its casino licensing policy, Mr Jay said determining the location of the large casino - one of only eight to be built in the UK - was the “most important decision the authority will ever make”.

He said: “Yarmouth has truly hit the jackpot by winning the large casino prize. Now we have it, we must not throw the opportunity away.”

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