bid for more speedway at Highbridge track wins approval
Oaktree Arena has been given a 'huge boost' this week after being
given the go-ahead to hold international speedway fixtures despite
objections from local residents.
on when speedway fixtures can be held at the track, which are
in place to protect local residents from noise, are being relaxed
by Sedgemoor District Council following an application from the
Hancock, right, applied for a change to the restrictions
to allow one Saturday fixture a year to be held for a national
or international fixture.
on Sedgemoor's Development Committee have just voted in fabour
of allowing the change despite nine letters of objection from
nearby residents amid concerns about noise disprution, and two
letters of support.
Hancock told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This decision is really
good news for speedway and the whole area - it will help us to
attract high-profile international speedway fixtures here, thereby
bringing more tourists and visitors into the Burnham area."
have been approached several times in the past about hosting national
and international speedway fixtures but have always had to turn
them down because the restrictions were in place, now that's changed
we can move forward."
The revised permission comes with 14 conditions and will also
allows a two-hour practice period on the morning of the extra
Saturday race. The track is able to hold a maximum of 30 speedway
meetings a year in order to minimise the impact on residents -
and that the number is not changing.
The action is likely to include international fixtures following
this week's decision
Sky Sports broadcast a live speedway fixture from the track over