Do they get that much press coverage though? There's bound to be bits and bobs in the local newspapers, that happens all over the country with similar issues, but it is only the previous issues with the Ropers that got national press coverage and that was because the case went to court. You're always going to get people that aren't happy with elements of any planning application whether it be a new ride at Alton Towers or a house extension. Almost everyone becomes a NIMBY when the development is suddenly in their own back yard! Towers have indeed gone above and beyond when it comes to mitigating the noise from this coaster, I see no problems in it being given the green light to go ahead.