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Snetterton set for multi-million pound redevelopment - 12 Jul 2008

Breckland Council has given MotorSport Vision permission to go ahead with its plans for a £10million redevelopment of Snetterton circuit in Norfolk.

The plans were first revealed in 2005 and in the three years since then Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of MotorSport Vision, has been working with the district council to ensure the circuit could operate within certain noise restrictions.

The redevelopment of the circuit will include a race school, units for race teams as well as motorsport-related retail and engineering businesses, offices and a hotel with conference facilities. Work on these plans is expected to commence over the winter.

MotorSport Vision Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer said: "This marks the end of what has been a long process for us in the planning stages, but it was crucially important for us to ensure that this important major development wasn't rushed. We wanted to make sure everyone had time to be consulted about the scheme."

"The council looked at the noise management plans that we had put together for the site, and it said it was satisfied that it would operate within its limits. This is great news for MSV and great news for Snetterton."

The redevelopment, will entice world-class motor racing championships to Norfolk and generate hundreds of jobs in the local community. The application consultation, design and access statement and project management were carried out by Bidwells Property Consultants, and plans include both expansion of the track and creation of a new Snetterton Business Park on the premises.


Proposed track developments will allow Snetterton to host FIA grade 2 standard international events such as World Touring Cars and the Le Mans Series. This development will be complimented by a new Snetterton Business Park, which will accommodate a fifty bedroom hotel with conference facilities, cafe, restaurant and 22,000sq ft office space for motorsport design and development companies. There will also be space for eight car and motorbike retail and specialist dealerships, 30 light industrial and engineering companies and 13 race team units.