Lydden Hill future still not secure as council asks for changes to plans
Lydden Hill’s future remains uncertain as the local council has asked for changes to be made to the Kent track’s plan for major development.
Dover District Council, which is considering Lydden’s planning application to allow diversification, has asked for various proposals to be modified and re-submitted.
Circuit owner Pat Doran said: “The planning committee seems quite agreeable but they have asked for a few minor changes. We want to build a row of workshop and office buildings along one side of the paddock, while hospitality units and grandstands will extend up the hill. Assuming we get permission we are probably looking at a five-year build plan.”
In the meantime there will be no more race meetings this year after the World Rallycross round at the end of this month because of the extensive alterations to the paddock. But the British Rallycross round at the end of August is expected to go ahead as planned.
Lydden: No club racing for this season