A couple have launched legal action against the owners of Alton Towers, the country's most popular theme park, claiming that the noise from thrill-seekers is making their lives a misery.
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Unless you lived there befoure the park, I just don't have too much sympathy.
Alton does strike me as having the wourst neighbours of anyone, though...;)
But Really, why don't all these old crows just move away if they can't stand the noise? Personally, I'd love to live near an amusement park and get season passes.
I won't be happy until there's complete and utter silence.
I guess it all depends on what you can stand. Somehow the interstates were built without too much of a problem next to houses that were there first. Heck, I live a quarter mile, maybe a third from I-71. At the end of the next street there are $200,000 houses built last year that are barely fifty yards from the freeway.
BTW, Geauga Lake dose have it's fair share of neighbor complaints. They complained up a storm when SF wanted to build a hyper coaster.
But he said that residents had had "no success whatsoever" in getting Alton Towers to control visual intrusion, noise and traffic.
I would hardly call a park that spends millions to bury their rides in the ground below tree level uncooperative. Seems to me they do more than any other park I can think of to control "visual intrusion", and still not good enough.
I agree with others, I suppose I should sue my city for misery due to the jet planes that roar over my house daily. Or the constant noise of the freeway that was built long after my Grandma originally bought the house. Get over it, the world is noisy place, move to Antartica if you want complete dead silence. Most people like me just block out the noise after awhile, you just get used to hearing it, becomes nothing more than background noise.
Better yet, just sell me one of these houses cheap, I'd love to be able to walk from my house to enjoy B&M goodness and watch fireworks from my backyard!
*** This post was edited by jomo 7/15/2004 10:06:16 PM ***
Last year At proposed to install a pay as you ride hot air balloon ride that would soar to about 500ft giving people fantastic views over the country side. The neighbours rejected it over the noise it would make.
You have to remember though, that these people have been there since before there was a park, are elderly. and have seen traffic increase through the tiny village steadily over the last 20 years. The villagers want a relief road built to take away the traffic from the village.
While I have no sympathy for the majority of the complaining for these people that have loved there so long I feel they deserve some sort of compensation.
(anyone famliar with the British sit-com "Keeping Up Appearances" will know what I mean)
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