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Final plans for velodrome and exterior road course near to Derby city centre submitted to council

Derby inches closer to creating velodrome

The idea for a velodrome in Derby was mooted in 2009 by Derby City Council; a construction company was appointed in August 2011; and now formal plans for the £20m complex have been submitted to the council.

The BBC reports that the velodrome – with a 250m track – is due to open in February 2014.

The arena, which will feature a velodrome, sports courts and a concert space, is to be built on land next to Pride Park football stadium.

Derby City Council’s plans also include an outside road course which will snake around a nature reserve.

The council’s planning committee is due to make a decision on the application in March, with work scheduled to start in June.

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