The level of activity at Goodwood Motor Circuit is governed by planning conditions granted by Chichester District Council.
These conditions specify the operational hours of the venue and the overall noise limit allowed for particular days. They also require a sophisticated noise monitoring system to be permanently established at the Motor Circuit and for the venue to be operated in accordance with a detailed Noise Management Plan.
How do we noise test at Goodwood?
Watch our noise testing video below to see how we monitor noise levels at the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
Track day grading
Days are graded from “Silent” and Category 4 days, when the driving of motor vehicles on the circuit is severely restricted and the activity is not likely to be particularly audible in the community, include Category 3 and 2 days when the circuit is in use for high speed driving activities but under strict noise limits, to a very limited number of Category 1 Race days which are allowed to be unrestricted.
Published on this section of the Goodwood website is the latest Motor Circuit calendar for the current calendar year, which includes the noise category allocated to each particular day of the year, together with a title showing briefly the activity booked to take place. This annual calendar of events will be updated on a regular basis through the year.
Also displayed here will be the current weekly calendar update. This shows the category of day run on each day of the preceding week and the highest noise reading recorded by the permanently established noise monitoring system on each day. In addition it lists the category planned for each day of the following week.
Finally, after each operating day on the Motor Circuit a report will be placed on this website that shows the noise levels recorded during that day.
The Goodwood Motor Circuit Consultative Committee meets on a regular basis and reviews the operation of the venue and its impact on the local community. This forum includes representatives of all the local councils and residents groups, together with officers of CDC and the Motor Circuit management team.
view noise monitoring reports contact the motor circuit