Donington awaits environmental impact survey

Donington Park organisers are hoping to hear whether planning permission for circuit redevelopment will be granted by the end of the year. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Donington Park would be the new home of the British Grand Prix from 2010 onwards.

Although the initial planning application was given the go-ahead, the local district council needs an environmental impact assessment to see how the various aspects of the track and facilities will affect the local air quality and noise levels.

John Bridges, a cabinet member of the North West Leicestershire District Council, explained to the Press Association, “The prospect of Formula One at Donington Park is something really exciting for the district as a whole. We will though be making sure that the environmental impact of proposed development at the site is properly considered.

“Ever since the announcement of Donington Park as hosts for the British Grand Prix from 2010 we have been working closely with the track owners and their planning consultants to make sure we receive the information needed for the planning application as early as possible. I am confident that if we continue working together we will still be able to make a planning decision on the proposals by the end of the year.”