I want to bring to everyones attention that there is a new planning application to Wandsworth Council [application no: 2018/5807 ] for 4 new street equipment cabinets and an extension to higher the existing phone mast outside 149 Nightingale Lane near the bus stop, from 12.5 m to the new height of 15 m .It already towers over the surrounding trees and buildings ,and if increased it will be seen very visibly by more residents in this green conservation area.These extra 3 cabinets will mean more street clutter and with the mast , will look incongruous and visually intrusive with the surroundings. Telefonica have been trying to get this through every few years since 2007, when we met and discussed with them at length, to try to re-site the mast and urge them to find a better solution for all-but we are always ignored.These masts are usually sited well away from residential and school buildings/ areas . Somehow this mast got passed at appeal several years ago and since then, has sadly set a precedent for them to keep applying for a higher mast, wider shrouds and even more cabinets since the mast was erected.This mast should never have been passed in the first place,in a conservation area ,and should have been sited well away in a more suitable place such as the train station. This is not the most beneficial place for good reception and therefore will most certainly be replaced by an even higher mast in the near future if this gets permission. We have until the 24th Jan to make our comments known and to try to protect our residential area, pathways ,common and conservation area.
Here is the link to the planning page:
https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/ ... =2018/5807