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#76711 ONLINE   richardmorris

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Posted Yesterday, 07:51 PM

Fucking quad bike wankers two fields over.  They set up a track there a couple of weeks ago and have decided that racing around at maximum speed is fine.  I wouldn't normally have a problem with this but the wind direction is such that it's drifting over and I can hear it indoors.
 
I've got half a mind to grab the sledgehammer and smash the fuck out of the chassis on those wretched things.  I wouldn't even care if they weren't so fucking noisy.  If I wanted to hear bees, I'd buy a few hives and a fancy suit...


Would a track need planning permission?......
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#76712 OFFLINE   GrumpiusMaximus

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Posted Yesterday, 08:22 PM

Would a track need planning permission?......

 

 

I suspect not, given that it's just a dirt track that's been worn away in the field.  There are humps and valleys in there and they may very well own it.

 

Didn't happen last year and I'm moving in less than a month so it's not worth me getting the council to do anything.  Other than maybe deflating their tyres...



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Posted Yesterday, 08:27 PM

I suspect not, given that it's just a dirt track that's been worn away in the field. There are humps and valleys in there and they may very well own it.

Didn't happen last year and I'm moving in less than a month so it's not worth me getting the council to do anything. Other than maybe deflating their tyres...


RantingYoof is your man for this, but as far as I know you can do it for 14 days a year as permitted development, anything beyond that is a change of use and needs planning permission...
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Posted Yesterday, 08:30 PM

I thought it was 28days? It's how many car boot sales work. (And model flying sites)
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#76715 ONLINE   angle

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Posted Yesterday, 08:33 PM

There's a specific 14 day exemption for motorsport (I think).
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#76716 OFFLINE   Craig the Princess

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Posted Yesterday, 08:33 PM

Sounds like the type of people that need someone to sneak up and gorilla glue all their door locks.


Argos catalogue time.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:36 PM

Surely something rusty and Sherpa derived would be better? Or is that not pikey enough?

Better would be if you can get a few mates to visit now and again, in black BMWs* with tinted windows; you know the type with short hair-cuts and nice suits. The ones who will refer to you as Boss.
Just let the neighbours think you are "connected" and they will probably leave you alone.

* black Mercs and Range Rovers are also acceptable.
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#76718 OFFLINE   chaseracer

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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 PM

...it's not worth me getting the council to do anything.  Other than maybe deflating their tyres...

 

The council have a lot of vehicles.  Might take a while...

 

;)


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#76719 OFFLINE   GrumpiusMaximus

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Posted Yesterday, 09:11 PM

The council have a lot of vehicles.  Might take a while...

 

;)

 

 

Grammar.  It's a pain in the arse.

 

To be fair, I'm not sure my council would even notice...



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Posted Yesterday, 10:04 PM

Fucking quad bike wankers two fields over.  They set up a track there a couple of weeks ago and have decided that racing around at maximum speed is fine.

Piano wire.


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Festering scum of the earth, yer motoring public.

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#76721 OFFLINE   robinmasters

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Posted Yesterday, 10:20 PM

Many errands to run today. That's not the grump.

Evidently, my car is fucking invisible.

Poor depth perception? Arrogant must be first attitude? Stereotypical behavior of drivers of certain vehicles? All three, I think.
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#76722 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

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Posted Yesterday, 11:34 PM

RantingYoof is your man for this, but as far as I know you can do it for 14 days a year as permitted development, anything beyond that is a change of use and needs planning permission...

If it's a couple of people turning up in 4x4s with trailers for the odd hoon it's not an event and just people mucking about on an agricultural field.

If it appears organised and attended by spectators and occurs every couple of weekends it's looking like a change of use to a track. If it has had works done on site such as earth movements to create artificial jumps/hills then they would also be engineering operations to facilitate the change of use.

Worth a phone call or email if it happens again just to nip it in the bud and stop it becoming a thing. Depending on your authority they may respond quite rapidly to a noisy change of use in open countryside...

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Posted Today, 04:00 AM

How do you install that?

You bolt it to the floor in front of the garage door. It stops them from opening it.






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