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3 June 2023 at 15:46 #14446Grange PlanningKeymaster
The Grange Prestonfield Community Council (GPCC) has been notified of a Pre-Application Enquiry for a 5G phone mast, this time on the corner of Grange Loan and Blackford Avenue. The drawings show that the 16m high mast will not be much higher than the adjacent 14m tree and 13m lamp post. We would expect a full planning application to follow, when comments can be lodged.
The proposals include new cabinets for the equipment to supply the mast in the middle of the pavement on the corner. The outline has already been marked in yellow paint and so can be viewed on site.17 June 2023 at 11:43 #14537Grange PlanningKeymaster
A full planning application has now been submitted for this proposed 16m high telecoms mast. The proposals are available on the Council’s planning portal with reference 23/02557/FUL. The plans are unchanged from those described in my post above of 3 June.
This proposal is now open for comments, which must be lodged by 14 July. Objections can be submitted on the Comments tab of the application.19 June 2023 at 09:53 #14538Neil RobbKeymaster
Here is a direct link to the other 5G telecoms mast planning application for Whitehouse Loan, in case anybody would like to compare forum threads and comments for these two, recent 5G mast applications.19 June 2023 at 16:23 #14539Mike LParticipant
Neil, you say that the Whitehouse Loan planning application has been refused. But in the planning application portal, it is still showing as ” Awaiting decision”. Do you have any further information about that?
Mike19 June 2023 at 16:31 #14540Grange PlanningKeymaster19 June 2023 at 22:04 #14542Neil RobbKeymaster
Whoops, you’re right.
I re-edited my post slightly. Thanks to Nigel for clarifying the multiple Whitehouse Loan 5G mast applications.21 June 2023 at 15:11 #14555Grange PlanningKeymaster
A further update about the Whitehouse Loan application (junction with Newbattle Terrace). That application 23/01490/FUL has now also been refused, on 21 June 2023. In explaining the refusal, the Case Officer wrote:
“The proposal would be in a conspicuous location, particularly when approaching the site from the north. The stark and utilitarian appearance of the mast and associated apparatus would create a visually discordant addition to the vicinity, which is characterised by mature landscaping, including a considerable number of mature trees that are situated on the northern boundary of the Astley Ainslie Hospital.”
“The proposal would have an adverse effect on the character and appearance of the conservation area by virtue of its utilitarian design, which would be in contrast to the mature, soft landscaped nature of the surrounding streetscape. There are no material considerations that outweigh this conclusion.”
There is a separate thread on this forum concerning that application in Whitehouse Loan.23 June 2023 at 10:21 #14569Karl MarinerParticipant
A Case Officer would surely suggest the same concerns, as mentioned in the applications for Whitehouse Loan and Newbattle Terrace, because the corner of Grange Loan/Blackford Avenue is well within in the Grange conservation area. The additional references made to “characterised by mature landscaping, including a considerable number of mature trees” and “the character and appearance of the conservation area by virtue of its utilitarian design” also ring true in this area.
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