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Silverstone hotel plan withdrawn
Artist's impression of the hotel
An artist's impression of the controversial hotel
Plans for a 30m hotel at Silverstone race track are going back to the drawing board.

The British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC), which owns the Northamptonshire circuit, wanted to build the hotel next to the new 56m A43 slip road.

Local people objected to the size of the hotel and the building materials.

Objectors were supported by planning officials and councillors had been expected to reject the application, but the plans have now been withdrawn.

When the original plans were revealed the BRDC's agent, Allan Cave, said the innovative design had been deliberately prominent and was intended to be different and exciting.

The plans for the glass and steel building included a conference centre, leisure facilities, a car museum and 120 bedrooms.

Local objectors said it would spoil the scenery and create extra traffic.

The BRDC is understood to be redrawing the plans so new application can be made later this year.

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