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Motorcross enforcement action upheld in the AONB

 

An enforcement notice has been upheld by the planning inspector with regards to development and use of farmland for motorcross events in the Shropshire Hills AONB.  The enforcement notice required the use of the land for motocross to cease and the land to be restored to its former condition.  Click on the link below to read more at the Shropshire Council newsroom:

https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2021/01/motocross-enforcement-decision/

James Williamson the AONB Partnership Chair said ”The AONB Partnership welcomes this decision, and we hope that there will be a continued trend away from use of the Shropshire Hills for motorsports.  The AONB is valued by so many people for walking, cycling and riding, and for its nature and tranquillity, which can easily be spoiled by a few people doing noisy and disruptive motorsports.  In some cases there are also impacts on vegetation, soils and more lastingly on landscape character.  We want all visitors to the AONB to enjoy and appreciate the qualities that make it special, and urge everyone to do this responsibly, respecting nature and being considerate to other visitors and to people who live and work here.”

Follow this link to read more about Planning and the AONB.

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