A INSTRUCTOR has put forward plans in the hope of growing his driving school.

Proposals - at The Airfield, Lleweni Parc, Denbigh - have been put forward by Tim Witham, a DVSA driving instructor and founder of Autotutors’ Young Driving School.

Plans involve the change of use of land for the siting of a hospitality/office unit, construction of associated parking area and dual use of the existing tracks for airfield and driving school use.

An existing track will be used for 4x4 training.

A cabin for induction/training will be created and hard surfacing is needed for skid car tutoring.

The site is owned by Rodney Brian Witter and Susan Witter.

A Design and Access report stated: “Autotutors Young Driving School has secured permission from the current owner to utilise the tarmacadam perimeter track for training purposes and the use of the woodland track for occasional 4x4 training.

“It is also proposed to provide hard standing on the partly grassed area to provide an area for low skid training using a specially adapted car on a trolley structure.

“The proposals will not impact negatively on community safety.

“The current security measures will be retained.”

A supporting planning statement said: "Key to the growth plan Mr Witham has developed to recruit and train and employ four individuals from the local area to work as driving instructors. This will grow the instructor/vehicle ration from (currently) one to four on any operational day.

"Two further employment posts will be created for office administration and client communication."

Autotutors’ Young Driving School offers young people from the age of 10 the chance to enjoy practical driving activities underpinned as an educational lesson.

The driving school has been operating at Lleweni Parc since 2014.