Plans Announced for Modernisation of Lydden Hill

Plans have been submitted for improvements to be made to Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Kent, with the overall aim of alleviating traffic congestion at race weekends.

A planning permission application has been put in for new road access in addition to that already in place on Geddinge Hill Road.

“The new road has been designed to accommodate the highest level of traffic on large event days, enabling up to 268 cars to queue within the site to alleviate traffic which currently queues on the A2,” read the planning statement.

Furthermore, a new building will be built if given the go-ahead by Dover District Council. This will include a VIP centre, grandstands, scrutineering building and more. According to the statement, the current building it will replace gives a “poor visual appearance within the site.”

“The proposed buildings will enable the site to operate in a modern way and provide adequate on-site storage and washroom facilities in appropriately designed modest buildings to replace existing portakabins and containers which are not ideal within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,” continues the statement.

“The new facilities will help the existing race circuit to maintain its position in the racing community as an excellent circuit whilst improving the visual appearance of the site.”