Circuit of Wales gets planning approval
Britain is to get a new race track, following Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council’s approval of plans for the construction of what will be known as “Circuit of Wales”. It will host all types of racing except Formula One according to news sources.
Billed as a “low carbon automotive centre of excellence”, the proposed site for the new development near Ebbw Vale, will create thousands of jobs and has been projected to deliver £50 million annually to the UK economy. Developers estimate that 3,000 construction posts as well as 4,000-6,000 new full-time jobs will be created when the track is due to completed in 2015/16.
The first phase will be the construction of an international specification motor racing circuit, including hotel, commercial and retail complexes. It will include a 3.5 mile track, Motocross and international karting tracks, and off-road driving facilities. A racing academy will also nurture up-and-coming talent in Wales and the UK.