Fenland Council defers motocross plan as promoter says ‘the benefits far outweigh the nuisance’
MOTOCROSS promoter Andrew Villis claimed “the benefits far outweigh any nuisance there may be” as he pleaded for his 20-acre racetrack site to be declared legal.
Faced with a barrage of complaints about noise at the track near Block Fen, near Chatteris, he said: “We are confident the noise report will satisfy the planning panel, without a shadow of a doubt.”
Whether he’s done enough will be decided next month after Fenland District Council planning committee deferred his application on Wednesday.
His long awaited report on noise abatement was too late to be considered so the application was deferred.
Mr Villis said: “We are pleased about the deferment; we have a report to show there is no noise issue.”
You may also want to watch:
Whether his report does that remains to be seen but evidence in front of councillors included a comment from one neighbour that the noise “is like having a swarm of bees buzzing in our heads and for very long periods”.
Mr Villis said he had “thousands of spectators coming to the venue, and the track bring huge regional prosperity. At the last event we held, there were 40 bed and breakfast places booked, and 100 take aways ordered, that is just a sample of the money it brings into the area.
- 1 'Loving, caring family man' dies in hospital weeks after A141 crash
- 2 7 of the best pumpkin picking locations in Cambridgeshire
- 3 Work to improve A47 between March and Peterborough begins
- 4 Butcher Ron to hang up his hat after 64 years
- 5 Police pursuit of suspected hare coursers ends in success
- 6 Dramatic pictures catch harvester on fire in 4am blaze
- 7 Paramedics warn of 'tents in car parks' amid mental health crisis
- 8 Illegal poachers stopped in their tracks by eagle-eyed public
- 9 Granddaughter launches bid to help others thanks to football legend
- 10 Parents 'can never forgive' actions for Maddie's murder
“In the Fens there is not much dynamic potential for growth, our site is a good way to encourage people to spend their money in this area.”