Petition Set Up Against 5G Mast in Conservation Area

Deadline looms for comments for proposal on Corney Road

Indicated position for the mast. Picture: CK Hutchison Networks (UK)

The deadline for anyone wishing to make a comment on the proposal by CK Hutchison Networks (UK) Ltd to erect a 20 metre mast high on Corney Road is this Tuesday (11 January).

The 5G telecommunications mast with three associated cabinets would be next to Chiswick Old Cemetery and opposite 58 Corney Road and is twice the height of the nearby tree.

A petition has been started against the application which at the time of writing had 76 signatures. The originators of the petition state, "This proposal is in the Old Chiswick Conservation Area and adjacent Chiswick House Conservation Area, will be very visible above the tree line and visible for a wide radius across Chiswick

"The scale, height, and unsympathetic way this structure has been designed will have a significant detrimental impact to the area and will massively impact the visual amenities of our residential neighbours."

The mast would be 270m from Cavendish Primary School and 330m from the Dukes Meadow Community Centre.

In its application CK Hutchison Networks (UK) Ltd, which manages installations for the Three network, says, “It is our opinion that the proposed design presents a better ‘fit’ within the local community and immediate street scape, offering a reduced visual impact upon an area of adopted highway identified, as situated out with a conservation area or other such restrictive designation.”

In a statement submitted with the application the company states that there is an ‘acute need’ for a new base station to provide effective service coverage and the height of the proposed street pole is the minimum required to bring the benefits of 5G to this area.

If approval is given work is expected to start in March of next year with competition by April.

The planning reference for the application on Hounslow Council’s planning portal is PA/2021/4816.


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January 9, 2022