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Golf club noise is driving Branston residents to distraction

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 18, 2014

By Laura Hammond

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RESIDENTS in a quiet Branston cul-de-sac claim they are being plagued by noise from an unlikely neighbour – Branston Golf and Country Club.

People living in Fairway say they their peace is disturbed on an almost daily basis by the activity at the sophisticated site, from the moment staff clear the leaves in the morning to the time guests depart.

After raising the issue with the club they claim they were told to close their windows, but the defiant residents have refused, and urged the club to make changes to the site to improve the problem.

Resident John Christopher, said: "The noise we are made to endure is unbelievable. When there is a low ambient noise at night, we can hear every word from raised voices.

"Despite promises to police the area, after 10.30pm, it has no effect on noise.

"If there are extended hours, the last stragglers can be around until 2am."

He, his wife and other neighbours are also affected by the noise from early morning deliveries, leaf blowers, and exercise classes.

Residents have suggested changing access to the club and creating a terrace at the rear of the building.

But managing director Ben Laing said measures were already in place to reduce the noise levels and the club was engaging with a consultant to try to solve the problem. "Branston Golf & Country Club wants to have good relationships with our neighbours so that, as a substantial commercial operation of long standing, we can live together in harmony with local residents," he added.

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  • Gothamite  |  August 19 2014, 6:42AM

    @Porterboy. Yeah the club was there for years before the houses. Surely when the people moved there into the new development (called "Fairway" I noticed. A bit of a clue there...) They must have known about this club?

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  • Porterboy  |  August 18 2014, 8:18PM

    Which came first the club or the houses? If you want peace and quiet then don't buy a house near a sports area! Simple!

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