Kempton Park to become Redrow housing estate

Grant Prior 7 months ago
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Kempton Park racecourse could be closed and turned into a housing estate.

Course owner the Jockey Club is considering plans with Redrow for 3,000 homes on the historic track.

Money raised from the sell-off would help fund a £500m investment in horse racing by the Jockey Club.

Re-investment plans include a new floodlit all-weather racecourse in Newmarket.

Any sale of Kempton Park would not be until 2021 at the earliest and would be dependent on raising at least £100m.

Plans have been submitted by the Jockey Club to Spelthorne Borough Council to redevelop Kempton Park.

A planning application for the all-weather track at Newmarket is currently being prepared.

The Jockey Club said: “We would build this new course subject to achieving planning consent in Newmarket and a positive outcome from the planning process at Kempton Park.”

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