Top Gear Test Track Will Be Used To Make Houses

Posted: Apr 4 2018, 10:23am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Top Gear Test Track will be Used to Make Houses

Scheme to Construct Homes on Top Gear’s Racing Track gets Government Approval

Since the past 20 odd years or so, Top Gear’s test track has been a dilapidated military airfield in Surrey. This city lies in Southeastern England. Yet this is all set to change soon. The very map of the place will undergo a transformation.

One of the government officials gave orders to demolish the old base so as to make way for houses, parks and offices, according to The Sun. The airport will become an expansive ground called “Runway Park”.

Since the year 2001, Top Gear has used this airfield for all its test runs which appear weekly on television. Through many a time of troubles for Top Gear, the premises remained a stable source of revenue and action for testing muscle cars.

The plans to further develop the airfield came about in 2006. However, it is not just about letting go of a cherished place for Top Gear and its production team not to mention the actors and drivers.

Through almost 20 years of test runs, the place has become finetuned as an experimental ground for car gauging. Losing this airfield would totally upset Top Gear’s lap times and observational methodologies.

According to the development plans, over 1800 homes will get built from scratch. There will also be a market piazza meant for business activities.

Other than that an educational institute, an old people’s home, a community meeting point, health facilities, a place of worship, a park with greenery in it and a moat will get built.

The area will be radically reformed. Yet it is already home to a hundred businesses. The government official who gave the go-ahead signal for construction has the stamp of approval of the voters in the council.

They formed a majority of 10-8 in favor of erasing the previous structures. No comments have been released yet by Top Gear and its makers about this great loss for the television program.

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