Braintree: Hope for Great Leighs Racecourse re-opening within months (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Braintree: Hope for Great Leighs Racecourse re-opening within months
2:00pm Wednesday 16th January 2013 in News
A jobs boost could be in store if a racecourse gets the go-ahead for building work that could see the venue re-open as soon as April.
The owners of Great Leighs Racecourse are awaiting rulings of applications for floodlighting and a new hospitality complex.
If the application is successful, the first event at the re-opened track could take place as soon as April.
A planning application to use the course’s existing floodlights would allow the lights to be used 365 days a year until 10.30pm each night.
But the course owners insist the extended hours are necessary for flexibility to meet fixture requirements.
Full story in today's Times.
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