Further talks for Mallory Park

Negotiations over the future of Mallory Park will continue next week as owners meet with the council to find a compromise to noise levels at the track.

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Discussions over Mallory Park to continue next week

Negotiations over the future of Mallory Park will continue next week as owners meet with the council to find a compromise to noise levels at the track.

At a meeting last night, members of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council agreed to continue with court action against the racing circuit for five alleged breaches in August/September last year of a Noise Notice issued in 1985.

Borough Council Chief Executive, Steve Atkinson said:

Everyone involved – the residents, councillors and the track operators - are keen to find a solution that will enable the track and the village to exist amicably side by side, as they have for many years. I welcome this speedy response from Mallory Park and I hope the preliminary meeting next week enables us to explore positive options which can then be discussed jointly with village representatives.

Owners of Mallory Park say it 'could close next week'

Owners of Mallory Park racing circuit in Hinckley in Leicestershire say the track could close as early as next week following the decision to limit the number of events each year to 92.

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council voted the restrictions through last night after the number of annual noise complaints from residents went up from eight in the fifteen years to 2009 to 153 in 2012.

Owners say the track, which has been operating since the 1950s, is now not financially viable.

Negotiations are expected to continue today.

Mallory Park being taken to court over noise

Mallory Park race circuit is being taken to court and have been told they are only allowed to operate 92 'noisy' days per year.

It is after complaints from residents went up from eight in fifteen years, to 153 in 2012.

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council said that all parties had failed to reach an agreement.

The circuit are due in court next month over five breaches of the noise agreement which was originally put in place in 1985 but had not been fully enforced by the council until August 2012 because there had been 'no significant concerns' from residents.

It is hoped all parties will be back around the negotiating table tomorrow.

Mallory Park racing circuit in Leicestershire Credit: ITV News Central

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