Speedway gets planning permission

By on 27/08/2010 in News

Speedway's future in Birmingham has been given a major boost after Council planners granted permanent planning permission for the sport to continue at the city's Perry Barr Stadium.

The decision will allow local team the Birmingham Brummies, who currently sit second in the sport's Premier League, to continue to entertain thousands of fans into the future.

The decision to grant long term planning permissions brings to an end a period during which the team were operating under a series of temporary 12-month permissions, while council officials sought to work with the club to address concerns over noise expressed by some local residents.

In response the club agreed to fit new silencers on bikes, abide by strict rules on hours of operation and have pledged to continue to develop new technology and plant new trees to help reduce the impact on their neighbours.

Cllr Peter Douglas-Osborn, Chair of Birmingham City Council Planning Committee, said: “I am delighted that by working with the club we have been able to reach this point where we can secure the future of the sport while striking a sensible balance between the needs of residents, fans and the speedway team itself.

“Not only does the sport bring entertainment and employment to the city, but it also generates much needed income to the Perry Barr area on race nights. Speedway also plays a key role in helping to develop the city's status as one of the UKs leading centres for sport, and all the associated benefits that come with this.”

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  1. Linda says:

    My mom used to go to the speedway when she was a young woman. This was before I was born and I am 56. So I was just wondering-exactly when did noise become an issue?