Councillors consider Wild Life festival licence review

W24C wild life festival in Shoreham on June 6/7 SUS-150906-135532001
W24C wild life festival in Shoreham on June 6/7 SUS-150906-135532001

COUNCILLORS have begun their deliberations tonight following a licensing review of the Wild Life festival (Tuesday, October 27).

Adur District Council’s licensing committee will write to interested parties within five working days with their decision.

The review of the Shoreham Airport festival, held for the first time in June, was triggered by the Shoreham Society over noise complaints.

They argued that sound limits outside the festival walls should be limited to 65 decibels to reduce disruption – 10 decibels lower than the current limit.

The hearing heard from both the society and organisers SJM, as well as numerous residents.

The organisers argued the current conditions were acceptable and that sound levels suggested by the society would risk the viability of the event.

To read our live coverage of the meeting, see reporter Oli Poole’s Twitter feed here