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Green light for UK’s longest indoor go-kart track to be built in Barking

12:00 10 July 2013

Go-karting company CapitalKarts promises to build the longest indoor track in the UK in Barking

Go-karting company CapitalKarts promises to build the longest indoor track in the UK in Barking

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Budding Lewis Hamiltons and Jenson Buttons will soon be racing go-karts around the longest indoor track in the country.

Capitalkarts has been granted permission to transform a vacant warehouse on the Rippleside Commercial Estate, to the south of the A13 Ripple Road, Barking.

The company has filed for a change of use of the building – which has been empty for three years – that would lead to an indoor track more than 1,000m long being built, and a new eye-catching front designed.

Residents posting on our Facebook site welcomed the plans. Jayde Princess Ellie Hatcher said: “Brilliant idea maybe it will get some kids off the streets on weekends and after schools as they have nothing nice to do in the borough.

“The kids deserve it and hopefully [it will charge] reasonable prices to.”

Morleen Nyirenda added: “I think that’s a great idea. Hoping prices are reasonable to local people.”

According to proposals, the bulk of the works would be internal, including the construction of the track, a spectators’ viewing area, toilets and pit lanes.

The company’s logo will be accompanied by “bright and vibrant” artwork on the front of the building, designed to attract attention from the nearby A13, and 66 new car parking spaces will be provided for clients.

It is expected the karting centre will be open seven days a week, between 10am and 10pm.

As part of the planning permission conditions, Capitalkarts will work alongside the council with a view to providing vocational training.

Shutter doors at the centre must also be kept closed whenever karts are being driven to minimise noise disturbance.

According to a website apparently owned by the company, the track could open this summer.

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