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Saturday, 25 November 2017
Petition launched against 25 metre high Welsh Harp phone mast - please sign
Cllr Roxanne Mashari (Labour, Welsh Harp) has launched a petition against the proposed erection of a 25 metre high phone mast on the Welsh Harp. You can sign the petition HERE
The petition to Brent Planning Department says:
Stop the building of a 25 metre phone
mast in the beautiful Welsh Harp Site of Special Scientific Interest
(SSSI) which is the largest nature reserve in Greater London.
Why is this important?
The Welsh Harp is the only Site of Special
Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Brent or Barnet and is home to a wide and
rich diversity of wildlife.
We are concerned by evidence suggesting a detrimental impact of
wireless cell towers on wildlife as well as the building of such a
visibly obstructive structure on the appearance and openness of this
piece of Metropolitan Open Land. We believe that to give permission to
this structure runs contrary to Brent Council's policy on the Protection
and Enhancement of Open Space, Sports and Biodiversity.
The proposed improvement of 3G coverage resulting from the mast
would appear to only benefit a very small area and is disproportionate
to the greater disruption of land and surrounding wildlife.
The Welsh Harp is a truly unique and important site to local
residents but also in its wider scientific, ecological and natural
beauty value across London. It is our responsibility to preserve it for
generations to come.
We therefore strongly object to the approval of this site for the
construction of a Mobile Telephone Mast under application PA 17/4597.
To comment on the planning application individually please follow this LINK