Clampdown on noise levels curtails Mallory Park's track activities
1 October 2013

Mallory Park Motorsport Limited has been put into administration. The move comes as circuit bosses were forced to limit motorsport activities, resulting in a significant loss of revenue.

The circuit was subject to a “highly restrictive” noise notice in place since 1985. More recently, some of the provisions which were open to interpretation have been placed under scrutiny by local residents. 

After the residents approached Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, the local authority prosecuted MPML over four breaches of the noise notice during 2012. This forced to circuit organisers to adhere to the strict provisions of the 1985 notice, which allowed 40 days' racing on Sunday annually with a dispensation for four Saturdays a year. 

Testing was allowed on Wednesdays, but bosses were forced to cancel all track day operations and use of the track for community activities, including young driver training.

The resulting loss of revenue forced Mallory Park management to develop a recovery plan, which relied in part on a reduction in annual land lease. Despite a 40 per cent increase over the past eight years, the landowner “refused to make a substantive offer to allow the recovery plan to proceed”, said Mallory Park.

Despite support from the BARC, MPML has been placed in administration. The administrator, Ian Robert of Kingston Smith & Partners LLP, said: "I will be working with all the stakeholders to ensure that Mallory Park will see racing again. I hope the administration process can assist in finding a solution which will be beneficial to all parties concerned.

"To that end, I will be negotiating with the landlord and the council, with the support of the BARC, to ensure that racing can be enjoyed at Mallory Park for years to come. Although it is early days, I am hopeful that, once a solution to the lease is found, all of the company’s creditors should receive a substantial dividend, which I understand is very much the driving force behind the continued support of the BARC."

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1 October 2013

NIMBYs rear their ugly heads again.

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

1 October 2013

Let's move next to a racing circuit then complain about the noise. This world is backwards sometimes...


1 October 2013

Coming from an off-road motorcycling perspective I know only too well what selfish residents can be like.
Mallory parks been there a long time, longer than most of residents that are complaining probably, but it looks like a few kill joys want to stop the hobbists.

Oh and before anyone mentions 'NIBBY' I lived near a motorcross track for over 20 years and never once did the noise inconvience me! Just the opposite in fact as I knew it helped stop illegal riding.

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

1 October 2013

What is it with folk that move near race circuits and airfields then complain about the noise. Goodwood had this after they built a new housing estate neraby years ago and the first thing the first tenants did was complain about the noise. Brands Hatch I believe was the same. Why cant people open their eyes when they move somewhere. If there is an airfield or race track within 5 miles then you will get noise!!!!

What nosie hacks me off is loud cars and bikes using my 30 mph residnetial area as a race track now that is annoying. I love fast cars and bikes but in the right place which is a race track but no the NIMBYS want us to wear beige drive at 40 mph everywhere and read the Daily Mail have lace curtains aghhhhhh save us from the dull brigade

1 October 2013

The same people who move beside airports then complain when an airline wants to add a new route.

The ones who move beside a stock car and greyhound track, then get it closed down because of the noise.

They also complained about Dunsfold Park - TG have a curfew for filming.

For all houses within a mile radius of racetracks and airfields, there should be a clause in the sale / rental contract that there will be noise because of the racetrack or airfield that they moved beside.

1 October 2013

Maybe the residents thought it was a park, with ducks and a pond. Seriously.

www.KOOOLcr.com

 

1 October 2013
kcrally wrote:

Maybe the residents thought it was a park, with ducks and a pond. Seriously.

You're actually not far off there, it does have a pond, well a lake, a big lake and there are plenty of ducks and very noisy geese.

1 October 2013

Such a shame, I live not far from the track and regularly use it for cycle races and training. I believe it is only a few residents that have pushed the Local Authority for action, certainly not all of the residents are against the track.

1 October 2013

Land will be purchased by developers.

Scenario 1:
Thus new houses/flats fill the void where the track once lived, This increases supply of housing in the area and therefore lowers value of properties in village. Increase in road traffic in area leading to congested roads

Scenario 2

Site is used for a business park
Number of warehouses and industrial units setup
Increased traffic resulting form Delivery vehicles, HGV's and cars, increases traffic congestion.

Do these people really think this site will be restored to a pristine nature reserve for their own benefit only?

2 October 2013
topsecret456987 wrote:

Land will be purchased by developers.

Scenario 1:
Thus new houses/flats fill the void where the track once lived, This increases supply of housing in the area and therefore lowers value of properties in village. Increase in road traffic in area leading to congested roads

Scenario 2

Site is used for a business park
Number of warehouses and industrial units setup
Increased traffic resulting form Delivery vehicles, HGV's and cars, increases traffic congestion.

Do these people really think this site will be restored to a pristine nature reserve for their own benefit only?

Scenario 3 is renewable energy generation - the 'nimby's' could also have a windfarm or solar farm to contend with. The BRDC really ought to do some more work to get the racing circuits of the UK preserved somehow. Do Outlon Park and Cadwell Park have any special protection?

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