On 16 April 2019 the Administrative District Court ruled that the decision of Kandava Municipal Council of 30 August 2018 on the renewal of the work of Kandava kart racing track which belongs to KARTODROMS SIA is substantiated and should remain in effect.
The court also satisfied the application of KARTODROMS SIA on interim injunction, resolving that part of the judgment, insofar it concerns the right to offer go-kart rental services at the kart racing track without otherwise causing excessive noise, will come into effect and must be satisfied as of the entry date of the judgment.
Thus, notwithstanding that the judgment is subject to appeal, as of 16 April 2019 the Kandava Kart Racing Track can operate in its standard regime and offer go-kart rental services. The permission for competitions and other public events must be issued by the municipality for each specific event separately.
The case was initiated upon the application of a private individual who maintained that the operation of the racing track causes excessive noise. The court considered the explanations of KARTODROMS SIA on the operations of the track and the opinion drafted by environmental noise assessment specialists, recognizing that the operations of the track are possible in case the environmental noise thresholds are maintained and specific terms of operation are respected.
KARTODROMS SIA was represented in the court by assistant sworn advocate Mārtiņš Daģis.