The event will be carefully managed by Underbelly to ensure that it does not cause undue disturbance to residents living close to the racecourse. Underbelly will employ professional security staff who will undertake regular patrols and have a visible presence on site before, after and during the event.
Underbelly has a wealth of experience running similar events close to where people live, using similar equipment and associated noise management measures at each event. A Noise Management Plan will be implemented to ensure that the required noise limits are met at those residential properties closest to the site, to ensure that the event will not adversely impact on residents living nearby.
The Noise Management Plan will, for example, require that local residents are provided with details of the event at least two weeks before opening and are provided with a complaints telephone number, (operated by Underbelly/The Racecourse) that will be available during and for at least an hour before and after it finishes each day. A full record of all complaints received, and action taken, will be held for three months and will be made available to the local authority upon request.
A Noise Impact Assessment will also accompany the planning application.
Lighting will be limited as far as possible to wayfinding lighting along the routes to and from the event and decorative lighting. Where structure lighting is required, this will be designed to minimise light spillage and where necessary, equipment will be used to control the shape and direction of light emitted. A Lighting Impact Assessment will also be submitted with the application.