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07/03/2013

A meeting to discuss the future of the Mallory Park circuit scheduled for Wednesday night was called off just before it was due to take place amid fears that it would be over run by protestors.
 

A spokesman for the local liaison group said the meeting, reserved for residents, the circuit management and the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, had been arranged to discuss proposals from Mallory Park Motorsport Ltd (MPML).

The spokesman said: “As of 6pm Tuesday no proposals have been made and so the decision has been made to cancel the meeting.”

 

According to BikeSport News;

"Mallory Park owner Chris Meek is rumoured to be in talks with a large developer to sell the circuit for £8m for a 2200-home development should discussion with residents over noise restrictions fall through.

A handful of recently-retired people in nearby Kirkby Mallory have complained to Hinckley & Bosworth District Council about the amount of noise the circuit makes.

And a compromise set out by the authority would restrict the circuit's active days to a degree where it would not be financially viable to operate.

David Wilson Homes, owned by Barratt, had been linked to the sale but a spokesman for the firm this afternon categorically denied any involvement.