Richmond Park 5G Mast Blocked
Council rejects plans for an "intrusive" 5G mast near Richmond Park.
17:57 16 September 2021
CK Hutchinson Network's application to build a 5G mast near Richmond Park and a London university has been rejected by a local council.
The planned 20 metre tall mast, which was hoped to boost coverage in the area, was described by the local council as "intrusive". Wandsworth Council added that the structure would harm the character and appearance of the streets.
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."
Another local council also recently rejected an application for a 5G mast in Richmond calling the structure "unacceptable". The local authority said that the height, bulk and design would cause harm to the character of Hampton Village Green as well as being dangerous for residents.
A council document said: "By virtue of the proposal's combines inappropriate design, excessive height, width, bulk and siting, the application would cause unacceptable harm to the character and openness of Hampton Village Green, an area of Other Open Land of Townscape Importance."