Young bikers plan their next move

PUBLISHED: 10:35 01 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:37 06 May 2010

The field next to the railway line where the moto cross track is planned

The field next to the railway line where the moto cross track is planned

A group of young motorcyclists are determined to make their dream of having their own track a reality, despite residents in the village where they want to build it campaigning to keep them out. Members of the Mid Beds Moto Cross Youth Project met on Satur

A group of young motorcyclists are determined to make their dream of having their own track a reality, despite residents in the village where they want to build it campaigning to keep them out.

Members of the Mid Beds Moto Cross Youth Project met on Saturday in Biggleswade to thrash out their next plan of action.

Meanwhile Langford Parish Council says they are equally adamant the track will not be built near the village.

At a recent public meeting in a packed church hall, villagers made their feelings known with a noisy protest objecting to the track which is expected to cost over £150,000.

Even though Langford Parish Council is objecting to the plan the final planning application is expected to be decided by Mid Beds District Councillors by the end of March.

This week, project coordinator Ken Lynch said the fight for the Langford track would continue despite objections from villagers.

"We had a long meeting on Saturday and the youngsters were unanimous in their intentions to fight on," said Mr Lynch, of Pyms Way, Sandy.

"We can't turn back now. We have been planning this track for over two years and a lot of hard work has gone into the project by the young riders and their families.

"The planning proposal will stay in place as we believe it is a just and viable proposition.

"We have the support of the police and have always maintained this track will not make the lives of people in Langford a misery and meets all the required criteria.

"We have looked around for another site and can't find one. Langford is the best place for this track"

Cllr Sonia Sewell, of Langford Parish Council, said residents were determined to kick the planning application out.

"Villagers deserve to have peace in their own homes not the noise of motorbikes near their homes," said Cllr Sewell.

"The parish council has written to Mid Beds District Council to object to the planning application.

"From one end of the village to the other everyone is against the track and the parish council is protecting them from having this site close to them.

"During the summer holidays it would mean the noise of these bikes day and night when people want to relax in their gardens."

MBDC is expected to pencil in a date for the planning hearing by the end of next week.


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