Hundreds of jobs put on a fast track at Snetterton
Snetterton circuit has submitted plans for a multi-million pound redevelopment project, which are due to go before Breckland Council’s Development Control Committee on July 21 with recommendation for approval.
The redevelopment, which involves the biggest expansion of the Snetterton site in 57 years, 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 complemented by a new Snetterton Business Park, which will accommodate a 50-bedroom hotel with conference facilities, cafe, restaurant and 22,000 sq 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.
Jonathan Palmer, chief executive of Snetterton circuit owner MotorSport Vision, said: “I have always believed Snetterton has the potential to be one of the most prestigious and high quality sports-based facilities in East Anglia and through a great deal of careful planning and co-ordination with Breckland Council I am very pleased about the prospect of hopefully obtaining outline consent for the development this month.
“Of course there is still a lot of work to be done but the prospects are very exciting.”