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Karting 'could return to Isle of Wight'

Fri 7 Sep 2012

Karting 'could return to Isle of Wight'

Tourists on Isle of Wight holidays may be able to go karting during their time on the island in the future after plans to bring the sport back to the area were released.

The Isle of Wight Council has received plans to reinstate the outdoor go-kart track behind Westridge Leisure Centre in Brading Road, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

Applicant Andy Foulkes said: "As an all-year-round sporting attraction, there are many benefits for island employment, tourism, residents and particularly to offer young people the opportunity to develop new skills and exciting experiences."

It is believed that as many as 27 new jobs - as well as a range of apprenticeship possibilities - could be created if the proposals get the green light from the local authority.

Mr Foulkes claimed the karts he would use at the site are much quieter than ones that were previously driven at the site.

There are already plenty of sporting activities for those on Isle of Wight holidays to enjoy, including golf, ice skating and swimming.

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