Proving to us that he is a man of action the Chief Minister has announced the formation of a “Dragway Advisory Committee”. A mere 4 years after taking office on the promise to build the damn thing.
I once saw Mikhail Gorbachev interviewed, and when asked when he realised that communism was doomed he said it was the moment he realised that market economies had no need for a politburo committee on panty-hose production. Those countries had people who wanted to pay for a product and people who chose to deliver it to take that payment.
Similarly I wonder if, perhaps, the London Circuit Soviet would be better served by making the land available and putting the rest of the process out to tender. That way other people would pay to set it up (and yes, keep the profits) rather than the taxpayers paying to set it up and having to endure the process.
A dragway isn’t a necessary civic amenity. It’s just something to let people do if they want to. We really don’t need to be planning out every excruciating detail of this.