Prior notification to replace existing monopole with new 15 metre high monopole and provision of an additional equipment cabinet.
The Committee considered a report on the above application to replace existing monopole with new 15 metre high monopole and provision of an additional equipment cabinet.
The application had received more than 10 objections contrary to officer recommendations.
Mr Lloyd Bond, an objector, and Councillor Mary Burstow, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31.
The principal issue raised by Mr Bond was:-
· Ofcom had listed the mast twice for EE and 3 as 20.3 metres and he feared that a mast of this height might be installed: Council officers had not assuaged his fears.
The Planning Officer responded that the application was for a 15 metre mast and that a mast of 20.3 metres would require full planning permission.
The principal issue raised by Councillor Burstow was:-
· Residents could live with a 15 metre mast but was disappointed that officers had not explained to residents about planning permission needed for masts over 20 metres.
A poll vote on the officers’ recommendation to grant permission was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4, when there voted:
To grant (10) Councillors Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham
Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2015/73045/TOW, subject to a) no object from Transport for London and b) the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.
The meeting was adjourned at 8.38pm to allow for the movement of audience from the overspill meeting room. It reconvened at 8.43pm.