Mercedes-Benz submits Brooklands plans

DaimlerChrysler UK has submitted a planning application for its projected 'Heritage & Technology Centre' at Brooklands, the historic oval circuit site in Weybridge, Surrey. The plan presented to the local Elmbridge Borough Council includes conservation initiatives, a country park and flood protection measures in a scheme to create a "visitor experience" for people wanting to learn about the history that the Mercedes-Benz brand shares with Brooklands

Mercedes-Benz submits Brooklands plans

DaimlerChrysler UK project director Peter O'Halloran said: "Over the past few weeks, we've been in consultation with the local community and businesses, The Brooklands Society and Brooklands Museum, as well as bodies like the Environment Agency and English Heritage. We've taken comments on board and we're confident that our proposal will be of benefit to local people, as well as people who love motorsport and the spirit of Brooklands.

"If successful, the scheme will provide much-needed investment to maintain the historic racetrack and will be of assistance to The Brooklands Museum. Mercedes and Benz were in the first race at Brooklands in 1907, and set a Land Speed Record there in 1909, so we're well aware of the history and importance of the site."

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