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

Vodafone and O2 Apply for Telephone Mast in Holt Avenue!

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.

Telephone Mast, Saughall Massie Road, REFUSED

Readers of the blog will be aware of the application for a telephone mast on Saughall Massie Road.  This is the second application by the operator at this site.  I am delighted to say that following the refusal last year, that planning officers have refused for a second time their latest application.  Makes you wonder what part of NO they don’t understand.   You can read the refusal notice by clicking HERE

Telephone Mast

My colleague Cllr Ian Lewis has received a ‘Pre-Consultation letter from a company ‘Savills’ who are acting on behalf of o2 and Vodafone.    It seems that the O2 mast located in Upton Woods (off Upton Road) may have to be removed.   If that is the case then o2 and Vodafone want to erect a replacement 20 metre high mast and put in a cabinet and auxillary equipment on the Island that hosts the traffic lights by the Moreton Spur.    They stress they will only submit a planning application if the old mast has to be removed.   Personally I could not think of a potential worse location for a 20 metre mast it will be a real blot on the landscape.    You can see their site plan by clicking HERE

Mono NO, NO, NO

Back in may we received a pre-application consultation document from Mono Consultants who are acting on behalf of Vodafone and O2 asking for our views on the installation of a Telephone mast, Cabinet and ancillary equipment on Saughall Massie Road in the Green Belt.    Naturally we told them politely to go away, as did the Saughall Massie Village Conservation Area Committee.     We thought they had taken the hint, but obviously that hadn’t.

We have learned today that Mono Consultants has submitted a planning application on behalf of Vodafone and O2  for a ‘Telephone Mast, Antennae,  Cabinet and Ancillary Equipment’ on the southern side of Saughall Massie Road.  (We understand this to be opposite the new slip road).  Planning application number:  ANT/2010/00868

We have asked that the application be taken out of delegated authority, which means that the decision to approve or refuse the application will be made by Wirral’s Planning Committee.        If you want to object to this application you can do so by sending an email to the planning officer dealing with the application, alexandramcdougall@wirral.gov.uk  or, by writing to her at Cheshire Lines Building, Canning Street, Birkenhead, ensuring you quote:  ANT/2010/00868 All objections must be submitted by the 16th August.

I have submitted my objection to the application, it is important that if you have concerns about this that you take the time to submit your objection, whilst objecting does not guarantee success, it does demonstrate the level of concern to the application.

Another Telephone Mast?

This morning I received a pre-application consultation letter from Mono Consultants who are acting on behalf of O2 and Vodafone. It seems they want to erect a 13.8 metre mast on Hoylake Road opposite the junction with Rosslyn Drive. I have respopnded saying this is an inappropriate location. Let’s hope they don’t submit an application. If they do I will support residents in opposing it. Watch this space.

Another Telephone Mast Application for Moreton

A couple of months ago we were made aware, through a pre-application consultation document that Vodafone were considering submitting a planning application for a telephone mast near to Linear Park.     I objected, as did many local residents.     Despite those objection we have learned today that Mono Consultants has submitted a planning application on behalf of Vodafone for a ‘Telephone Mast, Antennae, Cabinet and Ancillary Equipment’ on the footpath adjacent to the Linear Park Area.    Application number: ANT/10/00325.       

We have asked that the application be taken out of delegated authority, which means that the decision to approve or refuse the application will be made by Wirral’s Planning Committee on Thursday 22nd April in a public hearing, at Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey CH44 8ED.   The meeting starts at 6pm and is open to the public.  

We think its a crazy application in a totally inappropriate location.    The Council is spending £81,000 on refurbishing the childrens play area, and along come Vodafone who want to stick a mast and other equipment close to it.

We have already submitted our objections to the application.    If you want to object you can do so by sending an email to the planning officer dealing with the application, alexandramcdougall@wirral.gov.uk  or, by writing to her at Cheshire Lines Building, Canning Street, Birkenhead, ensuring you quote: ANT/10/00325.  All objections must be submitted by the 16th April.