MOBILE PHONE MAST PROPOSAL REJECTED

Your Maida Vale Councillors are pleased to inform that planning permission for Vodaphone/O2 phone masts which would have been placed at the junction of Elgin Avenue, Lauderdale Road and Castellain Road has not been granted.

The decision was made at a meeting of Westminster Council’s Planning Committee last Thursday (7th October). During the application process many local residents expressed deep concern over the proposed addition of a 10 meter mast in the middle of Maida Vale. Cllr Alastair Moss said, “a phone mast in this prominent residential location would be a blight on the Conservation Area”

Cllr Jan Prendergast represented the Maida Vale Councilor team and local residents and spoke at the committee to present the reasons behind the public opposition.

The planning committee agreed that the application could not be justified in an area of conservation. As a result, planning permission was refused and the mast under application will not be built.

For the moment, therefore, the prospect of a mast has gone away. However, there is a good chance that the phone operators will be back with another, slightly amended, application in the next few months

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