A planning application has been submitted on behalf of Hutchinson 3G UK Limited to erect a 20 metres (65 feet) tall telecommunications pole and associated infrastructure of four varied size cabinets otside the rear garden wall of 27 Roxborough Avenue, Isleworth.
Residents are invited to examine the proposal; all the application drawings can be found here.
Directed by the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, local authority powers are limited on these specific matters apart, mainly, from the visual intrusions and their impacts on the character of an area.
Government policy, passed down to planning authorities practically encourages collaboration to support the installation of new technologies.
Following that directive, Hounslow Council’s own policy, supported within the Hounslow Local Plan 2015 to 2030 (Policy EC4, page 225), also describes its approach on infrastructure for high speed broadband and telecommunications. This does not, however, necessarily mean that all applications of this kind are approved.
Residents opposing would be advised to respond at least for those reasons rather than on health grounds which, as things stand, would not be a planning consideration in this context. Neither would citing any impacts of radio waves nor perceived present or future skulduggery of foreign governments.
Some folk on social media have recently been saying there is no point in making any comments because applications like these always receive permission; not so.
Three recent applications to install new equipment at locations on Great West Road, two in this Ward, were refused planning permission because of their potential visual impact on the character of the area and these are listed below.
Summaries of these applications are shown below but more detail can be found via this link using the location postcode or P reference numbers.
P/2019/2703 Great West Road opposite Ridgeway Road – Installation of a 20-metre monopole mast, twelve aperture antennas and equipment cabinets, following removal of the existing 14.7-metre monopole, three aperture antennas, redundant equipment cabinets and ancillary development. Refused Planning Permission 17/09/2019
P/2019/1582 Great West Road opposite Penwerris Avenue and West Court – Prior notification regarding Installation of 17.5m high monopole with 3 no. antenna within upper section of shroud. Proposed 2 no. radio cabinets and 1 no. electrical meter cabinet to be located at ground level along with ancillary development. Refused 12/06/2019
P/2018/3235 Great West Road corner of Vicarage Farm Road – Installation of a 15m monopole with three antenna which includes the replacement of one existing cabinet, installation of three equipment cabinets and development ancillary thereto with one equipment cabinet to be removed. Refused 11/10/2018.
Happy to receive questions from residents of Osterley and Spring Grove Ward.