The Peak Park decided on 16 September to put a permanent TRO on Washgate excluding all types of motor vehicle. However, some respondents to the TRO consultation asked for an exemption for ‘historic’ motor vehicle trials. ‘Historic’ doesn’t mean vintage vehicles. It means the trials have been run for many years. Powerful modern motor bikes take part. The Peak Park is doing a new consultation about whether there should be exemptions. Our view is that that there should be no blanket exemption for any trial but that the wording of the TRO could permit trials with the consent of the Authority. This would give the Peak Park control over the number and frequency of trials and it would allow it to set conditions for any trial, for example the maximum numberof participants and an obligation to repair any damage done to the surface, walls, verges of Washgate. You can take part in the consultation online.