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Silverstone plans on public show
Cars line up on the grid for the start of the 2006 British Grand Prix
Motorsport drives plans for redevelopment at Silverstone circuit
Development plans for the Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire have been unveiled.

Proposals include a motorsport technology park and education campus, a business park, hotels, restaurants and housing next to Silverstone village.

But the track layout will remain unchanged, according to the plans.

Residents are being urged to comment on the document from South Northants and Aylesbury Vale district councils in whose areas the circuit is based.

A welcome centre is planned for the circuit with a museum, an exhibition area and an arena for a range of motoring activities.

Exhibition of plans

The aim would be to create a centre for motorsport technology, a rural employment hub and a tourist destination for those interested in car racing.

The planning document is available on council websites, libraries in Towcester and Brackley, council offices in Towcester and the Tourist Information Centre in Brackley.

There will also be an exhibition of the plans in St Michaels Church Rooms, Little London, Silverstone on Friday and Saturday.

The consultation lasts until 26 November 2007.

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