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Malcolm Dawes, Preston Park
Planning Application for transmitter mast next to Downs Junior School
Planning application for a massive transmitter mast next to Downs Junior School
A group of mobile phone companies have submitted a planning application for the erection of a massive transmitter mast to be built on the paved area just to the north of the old tram shelter in Ditchling Road, opposite Downs Junior School. It is 20m high (equivalent to a seven-story building) and will have six separate transmitters at the top. This is an industrial scale structure and will be seen from most of the Preston, Fiveways and Hollingdean areas.
The application can be viewed by using this link
If you have difficulties with this link, then you can access the Brighton and Hove Council’s planning site for application BH2020/00980.
There are important planning regulation reasons for rejection as the City Plan (CT15 Heritage) states that proposed applications should not cause significant harm to a listed building (the school is Listed Grade ll building) or to a Conservation Area – the site is adjacent to Preston Park Conservation Area. However more important reasons for rejection should be the site is adjacent to two schools and the mast will tower over the Junior Schools playground.
Objections must be submitted by 5th May. And because of Coronavirus the planning committee has been replaced by three councillors who now make decisions on planning applications. So, it is more than ever vital to make you views known.
BH2020/00980 | Installation of 20m monopole supporting 6no antennas, and 3no Equipment Cabinets with ancillary development. | Land At Junction Of Ditchling Road And Upper Hollingdean Road Brighton BN1 7GU