|Address||Telecoms Equipment Edge Of Green Shirehampton Road Sea Mills Bristol BS9 2EQ
|Proposal||Application to determine if prior approval is required - Proposed 15.0m Phase 8 Monopole C/W wrap around Cabinet at base and associated ancillary works.|
|Type||Prior Notification - Telecommunications|
|Decision||Prior Approval REFUSED|
|BCC Planning Portal||BCC Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 8 Objectors: 451 Unstated: 2 Total: 461|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
I am appalled, distressed and angry about this "Application to determine if prior approval is required" to erect an 18 metre 5G mobile phone mast in the very heart of Sea Mills Square.
I comment as a defender of trees and as a local resident.
I am not a technical expert by any means and I do not want to get into a debate about nor comment on the safety of 5G "radiation". I put the word in quotes because I think it is misused to engender fear where that is not appropriate. Such reading as I have done tells me that the effects of such a mast, and all those that have gone before, are minimal, and exaggerated by mischief makers to make people scared. We do have an international expert on such matters, or an expert in very closely related matters, in our community, and I'll get in touch with him for an opinion. If he says any different I'll make another comment - promise.
What appals me is the gross and crass commercialism demonstrated by the fact that anyone has even considered that placing a mast here, 5G or otherwise, is appropriate. The making of this Application is an insult to the community.
This is the green heart of a Conservation Area where the pulse of the community originates. It is next to one of the most culturally important trees in Bristol - the Addison Oak - a hundred years old, respected by all and even loved by many. Its amenity would be despoiled by placing a mast of this height, or any height, so close by. The amenity of The Square would be ruined for ever as well.
"The Square is central to, and influences, the whole area of Sea Mills" "Sea Mills Square functions as a closed space which at the same time has a sense of openness". "......it is a striking example of its use as a civic centre". (Quotes from the Conservation Area appraisal).
The views of The Square and the views from The Square are part of the ethos of the Garden Suburb. Seeing this structure placed in the middle of it would be making nothing less than an injury, a wound, in one's soul.
To put an 18 metre high modern mast, and all the cabinets that go with it ugly in itself and dominating the skyline would be a travesty- a distortion of everything that the area, and its splendid tree represents. Take a look at the cabinets surrounding the mast by nearby Druid Hill roundabout - don't be fooled. It is proposed to put these cabinets on hard standing at the base of the mast. Oh, by the way, once a mast is in place and the cabinets surround it, the masts get ever taller and the cabinets tend to get more numerous. There must be a better place where Conservation Areas are not spoiled, views destroyed and the settings/amenity of important buildings, Listed or otherwise, will not be adversely affected. Listed and Historic buildings have Planning Appeal decisions against ruining their amenity in their favour, but that does not mean that everything else can be ignored.
Please decide that this cannot happen.