Earlier this year Wirral Council Planning Officers refused an application for the Installation of a 15M High Saturn 411T Replica Telegraph Pole, Housing 6NO. 3GAntennas and 1 Radio Equipment Cabinet and 1 Electrical Meter Cabinet, on land at the Footpath on the Southern Side of Saughall Massie Road, Moreton, Wirral CH46 5ND.
Vodafone, clearly upset by the decision have utilised their right to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate in the hope that the decision will be overturned
When the Planning Officers considered the application they deemed that the application should be refused for the following reasons:
- The proposed development constitutes inappropriate development within the Green Belt and there has been insufficient very special circumstances demonstrated. The proposal is therefore unacceptable in terms of Policy GB2 of Wirral’s Unitary Development Plan.
- The proposal is unacceptable by reason of its impact on the openness of the Green Belt by virtue of its scale and siting. The proposal is therefore unacceptable in terms of Policy GB2 of Wirral’s Unitary Development Plan
I believe that the decision made by professional Planning Officers was reasoned and valid. I have therefore written to the Planning Inspectorate asking that they dismiss the appeal.
If others wish to write to the Planning Inspectorate they can do so by writing to them by 6th July, 2011 at: Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/18A Wing,Temple Quay House, 2 The Square,Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN, ensuring you quote: DETR Appeal Reference: APP/W4325/A/11/2153135, all letters to be sent in triplicate