Readers will be aware that back in February Wirral’s Planning Officers refused a planning application made by Vodafone for a telephone mast, cabinet and ancillary equipment in Holt Avenue close to its junction with Hoylake Road. I have just heard that Vodafone have now submitted an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate who are based in Bristol, asking them to overturn the refusal notice issued by the Council.
I have already written to the Inspector asking that he uphold the Councils original refusal decision for the reasons they gave. If anyone wishes to oppose this appeal they can do so by writing (in triplicate) to the Planning Inspectorate, 3/18A Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN, ensuring you quote ref: APP/W4325/A/11/2153398. All representations must be submitted and with the Inspectorate by 13th July, 2011
Readers of the blog and the wider Moreton Community will be aware that Mono Consultants had submitted a planning application for a 15 metre telephone mast, cabinet and ancillary equipment to be sited in Holt Avenue close to its junction with Hoylake Road. Local residents , supported by us, immediately sprang into action and wrote letters to Wirral’s Planning Officers, as well as collecting a petition of over 200 signatures all opposing the application.
We are delighted to tell you that as a result of this opposition, the Planning Officer dealing with the application has told us that he will be informing the applicants that the application will be REFUSED. We have therefore agreed that the application can be dealt with under delegated authority, which means that it does not have to go to Wirral’s Planning Committee to be determined. The applicant does have the right to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate and they have six months in which to submit any appeal. Should that happen, we will of course inform you of that.
Thanks to everyone who wrote letters of objection, those who signed the petition, as well as those who helped put the petition together. This refusal is a testament to your efforts.
As well as residents submitting letters of objection, I have today submitted (electronically) a petition to Wirral’s Planning Department with over 200 signatures from 184 households all objecting to the application.
It’s not too late for you to object you have right up to the day of the likely committee hearing which is the 8th March. You can do that by contacting Wirral’s Planning Department at Cheshire Lines Building Canning Street, Birkenhead or via email by clicking HERE. Please ensure you quote the application number, ANT/11/00113
Mono Consultants, acting on behalf of Vodafone and O2 have submitted a planning application for the Installation of a Cu phoslo Mk3 shared vodafone and o2 street pole radio base station (15m high), housing 6no 3G antennas with a 480mm GRP shroud on the Pavement at the junction of Holt Avenue and Hoylake road, Moreton, Wirral CH46 6AJ. Oh and There will also be 1no. radio equipment cabinet and 1no electrical meter cabinet. Application number: ANT/11/00113.
If you want to sign the petition of objection then you can by calling into the ‘Nutty Butty’ on Hoylake Road (opposite Holt Avenue)
As well as signing the petition we would also urge people to object this application. You can that by contacting Wirral’s Planning Department at Cheshire Lines Building Canning Street, Birkenhead or via email by clicking HERE. All objections/representations need to be submitted by 28 February. Please ensure you quote the application number when making your representation.