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Concorde's museum plan submitted
Design for the new Concorde visitor centre
The centre will be next to the Hollywood Bowl at The Venue
A long-awaited museum for Concorde could finally be a step closer.

Bristol-based trustees of the supersonic aircraft announced they were applying for permission to build on land near Filton airfield.

The cost of a new home for the plane that was grounded four years ago is put at around 12m.

If plans are approved, it will be a futuristic home for the plane and on land next door to the Mall Shopping centre at Cribbs Causeway.

Money will be raised through sponsorship, grants and donations from businesses.

The supersonic 200ft airliner will be the centrepiece of the attraction with exhibits, displays, a shop and cafe.

Concorde 216 made its final flight in November 2003 when it flew back to Filton where it was originally built.

An application for outline planning permission is to be submitted to South Gloucestershire Council.

If permission is granted the Concorde Museum could be open in three years.

Oliver Deardon, of the Concorde Trust, told BBC News: "There's a lot of work been going on behind the scenes and this will all come together in about two months' time when the outline planning application is submitted."




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