Council backs Donington Park’s Grand Prix plans ahead of application hearing

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

World Series by Renault cars tackle the Craner Curves at Donington Park
World Series by Renault cars tackle the Craner Curves at Donington Park

Donington Park’s plans to run the British Grand Prix from 2010 have won the support of South Derbyshire District Council.

Director of community services Mark Alflat told the Derby Evening Telegraph he is recommending the scheme gets planning approval when it goes before Leicestershire District Council on Thursday:

The development offers substantial economic opportunities. The Grand Prix has the potential to attract both visitor spend and inward investment. New facilities, along with associated developments, will create substantial construction employment opportunities. This would bring new investment and highly-skilled employment opportunities to the area.

Although Mr Afflat conceded the changes to the track would result in some surrounding buildings being exposed to greater noise levels, he said the economic benefits of hosting the race would be a benefit for the region.

More about Donington Park’s 2010 British Grand Prix plans