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People living on proposed hill climb course will be contacted

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PEOPLE immediately affected by plans for a new hill climb in Torteval will be contacted by the Guernsey Kart & Motor Club as it looks to minimise the impact of the event on residents.

The Torteval douzaine, by a majority, has decided not to oppose the proposal for a new course that would run up the hill by the Imperial Hotel, subject to the various necessary permissions being obtained by the club.

Senior constable Peter Perrio, pictured, wanted to make clear that the douzaine did not approach the GKMC with the idea for a hill climb in the parish, instead the club contacted parish representatives first.

He said it was also agreed that an essential part of the development process would be for the GKMC to meet those parishioners most immediately affected by the event to explain what was being proposed and how the club would manage the event to minimise the overall impact.

'As the organisation of such an event requires considerable preparation, including the approval of the course by the appropriate authorities, it was envisaged that the detailed communication with parishioners would not take place until early 2017, when as much information as possible would be available,' Mr Perrio said.

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