Millionaire residents Alderley Edge wage war on supercars taking over their streets

Residents in one of Britain’s richest villages which has become known for its supercars have hit out at ‘boy racers’ revving the engines of their Lamborghinis and Ferraris on its genteel streets.

Alderley Edge in Cheshire — dubbed the ‘Knightsbridge of the North’ — is home to some of the world’s most expensive supercars, which attract motor enthusiasts and photographers from across the country.

But people living in the village have had enough of the noise caused by the cars and swarms of people blocking pavements while they take pictures.

Police have regularly been called in to crack down on the drivers’ ‘exhibitionist behaviour’ and speeding, especially during organised car meets.

And plans are now being drawn up to make the village, home to Premier League footballers and TV personalities including Paddy McGuinness, a 20mph zone to deal with the cars. 

Super car lovers are pictured trying to get a picture of a glamorous black Ferrari before it drives through Alderley Edge

Super car lovers are pictured trying to get a picture of a glamorous black Ferrari before it drives through Alderley Edge

Super car lovers are pictured trying to get a picture of a glamorous black Ferrari before it drives through Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge, Cheshire, has become a magnet for people looking to spot supercars which may otherwise be out of their financial reach

Alderley Edge, Cheshire, has become a magnet for people looking to spot supercars which may otherwise be out of their financial reach

Alderley Edge, Cheshire, has become a magnet for people looking to spot supercars which may otherwise be out of their financial reach

Residents of Alderley Edge say they are fed up with the 'swarms' of people on pavements who wait to take photos of the cars

Residents of Alderley Edge say they are fed up with the 'swarms' of people on pavements who wait to take photos of the cars

Residents of Alderley Edge say they are fed up with the ‘swarms’ of people on pavements who wait to take photos of the cars

An Aston Martin, possibly driven by James Bond out for a daytrip to Cheshire, was another car spotted today in Alderley Edge

An Aston Martin, possibly driven by James Bond out for a daytrip to Cheshire, was another car spotted today in Alderley Edge

An Aston Martin, possibly driven by James Bond out for a daytrip to Cheshire, was another car spotted today in Alderley Edge

These two supercar enthusiasts were delighted to catch a photo of the gleaming black Ferrari as it idled in traffic

These two supercar enthusiasts were delighted to catch a photo of the gleaming black Ferrari as it idled in traffic

These two supercar enthusiasts were delighted to catch a photo of the gleaming black Ferrari as it idled in traffic

A heavily modified Audi R8 was another posh motor to drive through Alderley Edge today as a Range Rover prepares to pull out behind

A heavily modified Audi R8 was another posh motor to drive through Alderley Edge today as a Range Rover prepares to pull out behind

A heavily modified Audi R8 was another posh motor to drive through Alderley Edge today as a Range Rover prepares to pull out behind

The driver of this soft top Lamborghini will have been hoping the weather holds as he and a male friend took a drive through Cheshire

The driver of this soft top Lamborghini will have been hoping the weather holds as he and a male friend took a drive through Cheshire

The driver of this soft top Lamborghini will have been hoping the weather holds as he and a male friend took a drive through Cheshire 

Local councillor Craig Browne, who has been leading on the plans, said the supercars are ‘incredibly frustrating’ for residents. 

He told The Times: ‘It’s not the vehicles themselves, it’s the manner in which they are being driven. That revving and noise from acceleration can be heard in all parts of the village.’ 

Proposals for the 20mph zone have been drawn up and are being consulted on.

Others have complained about being pictured and videoed without their consent by tourists coming to the village at the top of Cheshire’s ‘golden triangle’ to look at the cars. 

Some blame the impact of social media and TV shows for encouraging the loutish driving. 

Anthony Freely, 46, resident who works in finance, said: ‘There’s a TV programme that is not helping: The Real Housewives of Cheshire. 

‘It was filmed here and people want to be associated with it.’ 

This car enthusiast was in his element as he took photos from next to two BMWs parked in Alderley Edge this afternoon

This car enthusiast was in his element as he took photos from next to two BMWs parked in Alderley Edge this afternoon

This car enthusiast was in his element as he took photos from next to two BMWs parked in Alderley Edge this afternoon

A Corvette Stingray was a popular car for supercar spotters to get pictures of as it drove through Alderley Edge today

A Corvette Stingray was a popular car for supercar spotters to get pictures of as it drove through Alderley Edge today

A Corvette Stingray was a popular car for supercar spotters to get pictures of as it drove through Alderley Edge today

Super car fans young and old were excited to get a picture of this Bentley Bentayga earlier today in the sun-kissed village

Super car fans young and old were excited to get a picture of this Bentley Bentayga earlier today in the sun-kissed village

Super car fans young and old were excited to get a picture of this Bentley Bentayga earlier today in the sun-kissed village

Plans are now being drawn up to make the village, home to Premier League footballers and TV personalities including Paddy McGuinness, a 20mph zone to deal with the cars. Pictured: A Morgan drives past an Italian restaurant in the village

Plans are now being drawn up to make the village, home to Premier League footballers and TV personalities including Paddy McGuinness, a 20mph zone to deal with the cars. Pictured: A Morgan drives past an Italian restaurant in the village

Plans are now being drawn up to make the village, home to Premier League footballers and TV personalities including Paddy McGuinness, a 20mph zone to deal with the cars. Pictured: A Morgan drives past an Italian restaurant in the village

Proposals for the 20mph zone have been drawn up and are being consulted on. Pictured: A line of supercars queue up through the centre of the village

Proposals for the 20mph zone have been drawn up and are being consulted on. Pictured: A line of supercars queue up through the centre of the village

 Proposals for the 20mph zone have been drawn up and are being consulted on. Pictured: A line of supercars queue up through the centre of the village

Residents have had enough of the noise caused by the cars and swarms of people blocking pavements while they take pictures. Pictured: Car enthusiasts photograph a Chevrolet in the village

Residents have had enough of the noise caused by the cars and swarms of people blocking pavements while they take pictures. Pictured: Car enthusiasts photograph a Chevrolet in the village

Residents have had enough of the noise caused by the cars and swarms of people blocking pavements while they take pictures. Pictured: Car enthusiasts photograph a Chevrolet in the village

Residents in Alderley Edge in Cheshire which has become known for its supercars have hit out at 'boy racers' revving the engines of their Lamborghinis and Ferraris on its genteel streets. Pictured: Car enthusiasts photograph a Lamborghini in the village

Residents in Alderley Edge in Cheshire which has become known for its supercars have hit out at 'boy racers' revving the engines of their Lamborghinis and Ferraris on its genteel streets. Pictured: Car enthusiasts photograph a Lamborghini in the village

Residents in Alderley Edge in Cheshire which has become known for its supercars have hit out at ‘boy racers’ revving the engines of their Lamborghinis and Ferraris on its genteel streets. Pictured: Car enthusiasts photograph a Lamborghini in the village

The village is is home to some of the world's most expensive supercars, attracting attract motor enthusiasts and photographers from across the country. Pictured: A Bugatti in the village

The village is is home to some of the world's most expensive supercars, attracting attract motor enthusiasts and photographers from across the country. Pictured: A Bugatti in the village

The village is is home to some of the world’s most expensive supercars, attracting attract motor enthusiasts and photographers from across the country. Pictured: A Bugatti in the village

Police have regularly been called in to crack down on the drivers' 'exhibitionist behaviour' and speeding. Pictured: Three orange Lamborghinis drive through the village

Police have regularly been called in to crack down on the drivers' 'exhibitionist behaviour' and speeding. Pictured: Three orange Lamborghinis drive through the village

Police have regularly been called in to crack down on the drivers’ ‘exhibitionist behaviour’ and speeding. Pictured: Three orange Lamborghinis drive through the village

But not everyone hates the cars. Jordan Belsham, 23, who runs the @supercarsinmanchester_ Instagram page, says he loves the stream of expensive motors coming in and out of the town.

On one day a £1million silver Jaguar E-Type was spotted, as well as a £250,000 Ferrari Pista Spider and £200,000 Lamborghini Aventado.

Mr Belsham told the Manchester Evening News: ‘I love it. I love the fact you can come out here and don’t know what you’re going to get — you could end up seeing the best car in the world.

‘It’s like a modern day version of train spotting, but instead of standing and writing down numbers, we are out here taking photos.

‘Alderley Edge is known as the ‘Knightsbridge of the north’ because of the amount of cars here. 

‘London is still better in terms of high value cars, but here it’s the lazy form of car spotting — because the cars literally come to you.’

A specially painted Aston Martin is seen above going round a roundabout. On one day a £1million silver Jaguar E-Type was spotted, as well as a £250,000 Ferrari Pista Spider and £200,000 Lamborghini Aventado

A specially painted Aston Martin is seen above going round a roundabout. On one day a £1million silver Jaguar E-Type was spotted, as well as a £250,000 Ferrari Pista Spider and £200,000 Lamborghini Aventado

A specially painted Aston Martin is seen above going round a roundabout. On one day a £1million silver Jaguar E-Type was spotted, as well as a £250,000 Ferrari Pista Spider and £200,000 Lamborghini Aventado

Car spotters are seen taking pictures of a bright red Bentley Bentayga. Jordan Belsham, 23, who runs the @supercarsinmanchester_ Instagram page, says he loves the stream of expensive motors coming in and out of the town

Car spotters are seen taking pictures of a bright red Bentley Bentayga. Jordan Belsham, 23, who runs the @supercarsinmanchester_ Instagram page, says he loves the stream of expensive motors coming in and out of the town

Car spotters are seen taking pictures of a bright red Bentley Bentayga. Jordan Belsham, 23, who runs the @supercarsinmanchester_ Instagram page, says he loves the stream of expensive motors coming in and out of the town

A Lamborghini Urus is seen above being driven along the road while car spotters are pictured taking pictures from the pavement

A Lamborghini Urus is seen above being driven along the road while car spotters are pictured taking pictures from the pavement

A Lamborghini Urus is seen above being driven along the road while car spotters are pictured taking pictures from the pavement

Porsches are seen being driven along the road in a colourful display. Jordan Belsham, who runs the @supercarsinmanchester_ Instagram page, said: 'I love it. I love the fact you can come out here and don't know what you're going to get — you could end up seeing the best car in the world'

Porsches are seen being driven along the road in a colourful display. Jordan Belsham, who runs the @supercarsinmanchester_ Instagram page, said: 'I love it. I love the fact you can come out here and don't know what you're going to get — you could end up seeing the best car in the world'

Porsches are seen being driven along the road in a colourful display. Jordan Belsham, who runs the @supercarsinmanchester_ Instagram page, said: ‘I love it. I love the fact you can come out here and don’t know what you’re going to get — you could end up seeing the best car in the world’

link

(Visited 87 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply