15 February 2013

Circuit of Wales Applies to Have its Plans Licensed Approved by Council

Credit CircuitofWales.com
The Circuit of Wales, yesterday formerly applied to have its plans  licensed by the Blaenau Gwent council on its proposed multi-million-pound motor racing development in Ebbw Vale.

The development comprises of a investment plan of around £250m, where it will be built a 3.5 mile race track circuit, a 4x4 circuit, kart track and motocross track based on the best international motorsports standards. Furthermore, in the plans it also includes a technology park specifically for research and development innovation and services, in the context of the automotive and motor sports industries support.

It also on the plans to build a sport centre of excellence academy, to develop young talent from Welsh, British and European elite riders and drivers.

Heads of the Valleys Development Company chief executive Michael Carrick stated: "We’ve made certain that we’ve covered all bases because we are so passionate about making this project work – not just for us as a company, but for the people of Blaenau Gwent. This is a strong application, and a great deal of work has gone into ensuring its meticulousness... The circuit will provide sustainable jobs across a broad number of sectors...We’re creating a brand new, vibrant environment for the region, while at the same time telling the rest of the world to look at all the great things that are happening in Wales."

A decision on the planning approval is expected sometime in May by the Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.
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