Silverstone plans approved by local council

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The plans for a new pitlane and paddock at the Silverstone circuit have been approved by the local council. The planned works on the famous race track would make sure that the circuit would meet the demands of Bernie Ecclestone and could save the British Grand Prix.

Silverstone's managing director Richard Phillips said: "We're absolutely delighted that AVDC's planning committee have unanimously voted in favour of this proposed development.

"This is a turning point for Silverstone and a bold commitment towards the BRDC's support for motorsport in the UK and retaining the British Grand Prix. The current programme provides for work to start on site later this year."