20 Metre High Mast on Roehampton Vale Blocked

Mobile company wanted to site structure next to University Campus

Mast would have been between Richmond Park and the campus - Picture: Wandsworth Council


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Plans for an “intrusive” 20 metre tall 5G mast near Richmond Park and a university campus have been blocked.

CK Hutchison Networks (UK) Ltd wanted the phone-signal boosting mast, along with three storage cabinets, to be built on Roehampton Vale, next to Kingston University London Roehampton Vale Campus.

But Wandsworth Council said the mast would harm the character and appearance of the street as well as creating clutter which could be dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists.

The authority said: “The proposed telecommunications equipment would, by reason of its siting and appearance, be visually discordant, unsympathetic and of intrusive scale and design that would result in harm to the character and appearance of the wider street scape.

“The equipment would also result in excessive street clutter which would unacceptably narrow the pavement resulting in potential obstruction to pedestrians and cyclists.”

Previously, plans by the same applicant for an “unacceptable” 18 metre tall 5G mast in Richmond were refused by Richmond Council.

James Mayer - Local Democracy Reporter

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September 14, 2021

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