During a joint working session of the Ridgefield Planning and Zoning Commission and the Inlands Wetland Commission, approval was given for the proposed Ridgefield Little League ballfield. Plans for the 2-and-a-half acre town and state-owned land at Route 7 and Simpaug Turnpike call for lighting, bleachers, a parking lot and concession stand.
Traffic studies found there would not be a significant impact. Speakers would not be used after a certain hour, and the lights would be turned off overnight.
During three public hearings, neighbors expressed concerns about noise, traffic and the lights.
The Inlands and Wetlands Board voted 8-1 and the Planning and Zoning Commission voted 7-2.