Motorsport centre loses noise battle

ORGANISERS of motorsports events at a former air force base have failed in a High Court bid to overturn a Yorkshire council’s crackdown on noise.

The decade-long legal battle erupted after residents complained of an “intolerable level of disturbance” from motorsport vehicles at Elvington Airfield, near York.

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Elvington Park Ltd and Elvington Events Ltd failed to overturn two noise abatement notices from York Council. The firms face a six-figure legal bill, as well as having to pay the council’s court costs. The firms could be fined up to £20,000 if the notices are breached.