Bowling alley plans are an ‘excellent, welcome’ move

Aidan Kirwan - owner of Rogue Racing at Stocklake in Aylesbury
Aidan Kirwan - owner of Rogue Racing at Stocklake in Aylesbury

Plans to bring a bowling alley and go karting entertainment hub to Aylesbury’s Gatehouse Way are very welcome indeed, according to the town’s mayor.

Tuffail Hussein, who represents the Gatehouse ward gave his backing to plans for the 14 lane alley, which are yet to be approved by Aylesbury vale District Council (AVDC) planning chiefs.

It comes two years after Jardines was forced to close to make way for H&M.

He said: “I think this is is an excellent idea. It is good for the town and would show that town ledaers support these kinds of facilities.

“It is a pity that AVDC couldn’t support the facilities that were there before. A new bowling alley would be great for families and I’m really pleased that this business wants to expand, it will be a very welcome addition and I support it fully.”

Rogue Racing boss Aidan Kirwan has put in the application for the leisure complex.

The Rogue Racing go karting track is currently in place in Stocklake, but would be moved over to to the Gatehouse Way site after the bowling lanes were in place.

Mr Kirwan, who has run the firm since 2005, said: “At the moment we are just sitting in limbo until something happens with the planning application.

“All the media coverage has been really positive.

“The only thing that some people have complained about is that it’s out of town, but if they can find us a 40,000sp ft site in the town centre we would gladly use that.

“We want to bring something to the town that is exciting and quite modern and will be keeping people up to date with a video blog after the planning application hopefully goes through.”