Planning application for 20m phone mast in Wanstead

Six cabinets would also be installed if the planning application is approved. Picture: Google Maps

Six cabinets would also be installed if the planning application is approved. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

A planning application has been submitted to erect a 20metre phone mast in Wanstead.

Applicant Telefonica is seeking permission for an 02 and Vodafone “monopole” and installation of six equipment cabinets and a meter cabinet at the junction of Kingfisher Avenue and Gardener Close.

If approved, the pole would replace a 15-metre pole and one cabinet at the site.

In their application, Telefonica said: “Careful consideration has been given to the siting and appearance of the installation when proposing it at this location and equipment has been designed specifically for this location.

“It incorporates a number of elements to minimise impact, including keeping the scale of development to a minimum. “This impact would be offset by the benefits of the proposal with continued and enhanced coverage to the area.”


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The applicant said although the mast is taller and of a slightly “larger cross-section,” it will not impact on the area which comprises a number of high rise buildings.

“There are no schools in close proximity to the site,” it read.

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“The closest schools are St Joseph’s Convent School and Wanstead Church School.

“Both are over 400 metres away from the proposed site location.”

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