Hopes rise for new BMX track by summer

PUBLISHED: 09:49 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:59 11 May 2010

DISTRICT councillors Janice Guest and Val Barrett

DISTRICT councillors Janice Guest and Val Barrett

A BMX track for Melbourn could be in place by the summer. Planning permission will be sought soon to allow land at the former Melbourn conservation area, at Grennel Hill, to be turned into a bike track. District councillors Janice Guest, left, and Val Bar

A BMX track for Melbourn could be in place by the summer.

Planning permission will be sought soon to allow land at the former Melbourn conservation area, at Grennel Hill, to be turned into a bike track.

District councillors Janice Guest, left, and Val Barrett, conducted a site visit of the area with the South Cambridgeshire planning officer and ecology officer.

Cllr Guest said: "We have been working actively on this project for some time, but it is going to take a bit longer as we will need to get a change of use order for the land.

"We're just waiting for confirmation from the district council, and I'm hopeful there will be some developments in the next few months. We just need people to be a bit patient.

"With planning permission it's hard to know how long things will take to progress, but it could be up and running by the summer."

The village's original BMX track, on land off London Road, was closed down last year after complaints from neighbours about the noise.

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