Thread: Opening a range
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Old 5th March 2016, 07:17 PM
val s val s is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Member of: Dowry Hill FTC
Location: Leicester
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Originally Posted by Vestas View Post
How far away from existing properties is the land?

FAC approval on the planning is going to require that to be a lot further than you'd think.

I live about a mile as the crow flies from the Dowry Hill (Groby) rifle club. There's a feeder road onto the M1 between us so its not exactly "quiet".

Suffice it to say that I can hear a lot of the weekend events there - whether "real" firearms or airguns.

The club has existed since the 1930s but there's no way they'd get planning permission for even an external airgun range now (if it was a greenfield site) due to noise complaints.

Best of luck.
Hello Vesta,

In respect of the above comments, we at Dowry Hill were very surprised to read your comments that there could be a noise related issue concerning activities at our Club.

We have a very positive and supportive relationship with the local community and we welcome you to the Club to discuss any concerns you may have.

Kind regards

Val S
Dowry Hill FT.
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