M-SPORT boss Malcolm Wilson hopes to build a hotel on his Dovenby site.

He has submitted an application to Allerdale Council screening opinion for a new hotel including access, appearance, layout and scale.

The award-winning rally company moved to its Dovenby site in 2000.

Major restoration work and developments have taken place since then, creating a state-of-the-art facility.

As well as being home to the world champion team, Dovenby Hall also offers serviced office accommodation for external companies.