Trevelgue Holiday Park in Newquay ordered to introduce noise-limiting measures at licence review hearing
BOSSES at a Newquay holiday park have been ordered to introduce strict measures to reduce noise that was making neighbours' lives a misery.
Dozens of people had complained about the thumping music coming from Trevelgue Holiday Park during event weekends in 2012.
The site, at Trevelgue Road, Porth, has hosted the Run to the Sun festival for 15 years but last year added at least four new events to its line-up, including the Bang Face and Hardcore Till I Die festivals.
Locals said they often had to endure drum and bass music until 4am on event weekends, a lot of which came from the site's indoor swimming pool, which is drained and used as a venue.
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Cornwall Council's licensing and environmental health teams received so many complaints about Trevelgue Holiday Park that they demanded its licence be reviewed.
On Monday members of the Licensing Act sub committee agreed to make six amendments to Trevelgue's premises licence.
These were: use of the swimming pool as a venue only during Run to the Sun; a requirement to give neighbours 28 days' notice before events; a ban on live music or recorded music outside after 11pm; a ban on using marquees for entertainment; installation of a noise limiter; and the appointment of an "acoustic consultant" for the site.
Trevelgue's operations manager, Mike Finnegan, said he accepted the committee's decision.
He added: "The additional conditions do not impact on our current licence operating schedule but will have a bearing on potential licence variations we may apply for in the future."
The area's Cornwall councillor, John Fitter, said the news would come as a huge relief to the park's neighbours and was proof that the council took complaints seriously.
He said he had a "file" of grievances from sleep-deprived locals.
The Cornish Guardian reported last week that one family had bought a motorhome to allow them to escape on event weekends. Another woman said the barrage of noise was having a profound effect on the health of her and her son, who had behavioural problems.
Mr Fitter said: "It had to stop. There have been too many breaches of the licence conditions and it had got to the stage where neighbours feared events coming up.
"This shows the authority has proactively acted on behalf of the residents."