Alton Towers has pledged minimum environmental impact over its plans for a multi-million wooden rollercoaster. Specialist assessments made on behalf of the theme park reveal that decibel levels will generally be below existing background noise. The long-distance ride will result in the loss of 164 trees but the planning application before Staffordshire Moorlands District Council says the vast majority are lower grade and will be replaced. The ride will open in 2005.
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