Prodrive’s F1 HQ gets green light

Fri, 4 August 2006, 01:14

David Richards’ ‘Prodrive’ company has gained planning permission to build its formula one factory.

The outfit, to join the grand prix grid in 2008, announced plans to extend its Warwickshire HQ in March but hit opposition in the form of the ‘Fulcrum Prodrive Action Group’.

According to local newspaper Coventry Evening Telegraph, however, the plan to develop a former World War II airfield has been shown the green light by the district council.

Another local publication, Kenilworth Today, explained that the multi-million dollar development won ‘unanimous approval’ during a meeting on Wednesday.

The opposition group argued that the F1 factory contradicted Green Belt policy, would impact the environment and increase local traffic.

Richards said after the meeting: ”We want to be good neighbours.”

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