‘Overbearing’ Bramley mobile phone mast plan refused by council

Plans for a pho0ne mast at the junction of Broad Lane and Copper Beech Avenue were refused by planners. Photo: Google

By John Baron

Plans for a 59-feet tall mast in Broad Lane, Bramley, have been rejected by Leeds City Council planners.

Applicant CK Hutchison Networks had applied for planning permission for the mast and cabinets opposite a block of flats at the junction of Broad Lane and Copper Beech Avenue. They said the mast would provide a much-needed boost to mobile phone signals in the area.

But council planners refused the application due to “the visual prominence and overbearing nature of the installation which will be seen over a wide area and on approach on Broad Lane through this predominantly residential area.”

Councillor Kevin Ritchie (Lab, Bramley & Stanningley) had objected to the proposals.

In his objection letter he said: “My objection is based on the negative impact on residential amenity for the block of flats at Copper Beech Avenue, specifically by causing significant harm to the visual amenity, particularly from the upper flats, due to the size and location of the proposed mast.”

The plans can be viewed in full here.

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