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Motocross objectors vow to fight on after site approved near Winchester
8:10am Thursday 29th March 2012 in Winchester
MOTOCROSS has won a permanent home near Winchester after almost a decade of disputes.
City councillors gave the green light to a site at Three Maids Hill to host year-round bike events.
But objectors Three Maids Motocross Action Group are taking legal advice over the decision, after criticising planners’ efforts.
A spokesman said: “The action group is incensed by the council’s refusal to consider the impact of motocross on the community.
“At the meeting, the planning officers failed, as they had failed at the public inquiry, to present any substantive evidence, based on scientific measurement, of the noise or dust generated by the motocross operation during the trial period from 2004 to 2009.”
Cllr Stephen Godfrey, ward member for Wonston and Micheldever, and chairman of the group, added: “The planners did not even ask how much noise or how much dust would be produced and if this was reasonable — they took more account of how much it would cost the council if they refused it.”
For the full story see this week's Hampshire Chronicle, out now.