Bid to extend use of shooting range prompts noise concerns
Thursday 31st October 2013, 3:00PM GMT.
CONCERNS over noise are behind a douzaine’s decision to consider objecting to the increased use of a clay pigeon shooting range in a Torteval field.
The Guernsey Clay Target Shooting Club already uses the land off Rue de la Trigale up to 14 times a year, but has submitted a planning application asking to be allowed to use the site up to 52 times a year.
The application also seeks permission to install a 40ft-long shipping container, which, according to plans, will be ‘fully sunk into the hillside and covered over with soil and appropriate/matching foliage’.
Only the access doors would be visible and it would be used to store stands, traps and clays on-site, the application states. Club president Paul Lawrence declined to comment until after a decision had been reached.
But dean of the Torteval douzaine Pat Le Tocq said he had heard concerns from a number of residents who feared the noise would reduce the tranquillity of the area.