Sports Letters: Inglorious Goodwood

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Sir: Lord March's hope of reviving motor-racing at Goodwood (18 June) is widely shared in the local community.

It is one thing to host a single commemorative event such as the recent Festival of Speed, that brought back for a moment the physical presence of great cars and drivers of yesteryear. It is quite another to bring back regularly at weekends in spring and summer the pollution, especially of noise but also of fumes, that came mercifully to an end almost 30 years ago.

With traffic densities at the current rate of growth expected to double in the next 20 years, we shall be hard put to it in any case to preserve any significant quality in our environment, without also having to accommodate nostalgic enterprises such as that proposed by the owner of the Goodwood circuit.