Another Telephone Mast Planning Application is On Its Way!

After submitting an application for a mast and equipment on Hoylake Road by Tesco Express, Mono Consultants, on behalf of Vodafone and Telefonica  have now notified me of a Pre-Application consultation for a Mast and Equipment on the grass verge on Saughall Massie Road, close to the junction with Kingfisher Way, Pre-App is normally followed within two weeks with a full planning application.

This is yet another (in my opinion) inappropriate location – As soon as the full app is in I will notify local residents, if they wish to object they will of course have my full support!

Another Telephone Mast Application!

Vodafone UK has submitted yet another planning application, via their agents, Mono Consultants to install a telephone mast, equipment cabinet and electrical meter pillar on the Pavement North of Hoylake Road, Outside Tesco Express, Moreton, Wirral CH46 6DG.  Application number: ANT/11/01235.  

If people wish to support or oppose this application they can do so by contacting the Council’s Planning Officer who is dealing with this application, Alexandra McDougall.   Alexandra can be emailed: alexandramcdougall@wirral.gov.uk  or Telephone: 0151 606 2218, or by writing to her at Cheshire Lines Building, Canning Street, Birkenhead, CH41 1ND ensuring you quote application number: ANT/11/01235.    All representations need to be submitted by the 7th November, 2011.

Whilst I recognise that we all use mobile phones so creating the need for more masts, I have always maintained they should be sited in appropriate locations.    Like previous applications by Vodafone and O2 I do not believe that this location is appropriate and I have made my views known to the planning officer dealing with the application.

The area that the application is proposed for is a paved and open grassed area to the front of Tesco Express on Hoylake Road, directly opposite residential and commercial properties and very close to a busy junction with Millhouse Lane and Saughall Road.   There are many  residential properties very close by in Hoylake Road,  Millhouse Lane, Saughall Road, The Paddock, Coppice Grange, Carr Gate, Broster Avenue, Amberley Close and Amberley Avenue etc.   The grassed area currently has a telephone pole, two trees, and road signage but still offers good sight lines to the junction.    I believe if approved that the proposed development would form a visually obtrusive feature by reason of its siting, size and design and it would result in an unacceptable level of roadside clutter which the Local Planning Authority considers would be detrimental to the general character of the street scene.

Huge Opposition to Telephone Mast Application!

Readers of the blog and the wider community will be aware of the planning application submitted by Mono Consultants on behalf of O2 and Vodafone for a 15 metre mast, cabinet and ancillary equipment on the pavement in Holt Avenue, close to the junction with Hoylake Road.  

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