Continue to allow Motor Sports at Butt's Quarry, Ashover.

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Hello people,

I have created this petition in order demonstrate to the appropriate people that not only is the activity at Butts Quarry not considered a nuisance by the vast majority of local residents, but is in fact welcomed as part of the heritage and tradition of the area.

Butts Quarry off road facility has been served with an abatement notice for noise, this was dropped on our doorstep two days before Christmas Day in a deliberate attempt to make our appeal more difficult due to time constraints. The council have been forced by one individual into a judicial review despite the issue already being resolved and measures put in place.

This could mean that we are to be soon closed.

Whilst I know this must be a welcomed notice to the few I also know that most of you grew in this village with it as part of your heritage. I just want to to take this time to say that over the last three years we have done as much as we can to make the noise less of a nuisance than ever before. I had a letter just before lockdown that our case had been closed thanks to our efforts with the environmental office to come to an understanding as to limits and control of our lawful business.

We have an agreement with the Environmental Agency to only operate once every fourteen days between the hours of 9am and 5pm, along with noise testing where required. Obviously this massively restricts its viability as a business, it does however allow us to maintain this beautiful area of land and enable many adults and children alike to persue their passion in a safe and controlled environment. 

We never wavered from this agreement and yet with the knowledge that the local council are under threat from one local our case has miraculously been reopened and we have now been issued with an abatement notice, one that we are going to fight with confidence.

Thankyou for your time,

Barry Dring