A massive new telephone mast is being proposed at the junction of Slater Road and Widney Road. It will be 18 metres high, on the public highway, and be 7 metres higher than the nearby tree or buildings on the corner. Help us stop this!
You can sign our petition via this link https://www.change.org/p/solihull-council-planning-department-conserve-the-character-of-our-village-bentley-heath-solihull?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=53c79880-d72c-11e4-bd78-cf4a400ef31a
Alternatively, you can email your views to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write directly to SMBC planning department. The planning application is expected to go to the planning committee on 14th July and residents are urged to make their views known about this new monstrosity to hit Dorridge.
The application number is : PL/2021/01609/PN and you can view more details about that here: https://publicaccess.solihull.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage
Cllr Ian Courts commented; “This new mast is a monstrosity. New masts are supposed to be sympathetically designed, but it is difficult to imagine a location that would be more harmful to the character and appearance of this area. Everyone understands the wish for better telephone coverage and for the new 5G, but a more appropriate location needs to be looked for urgently.”
Our MP Saqib Bhatti said; “A new 18-metre phone mast is simply not appropriate for this location. It will tower over homes and will ruin the character of the area around Slater Road and Widney Road. Whilst the need for better phone coverage is essential, this must be done in keeping with the nature of the surrounding area. I’m keen to hear from local residents, so please sign this petition and voice your concerns.”
Photo of Cllr Ian Courts and Saqib Bhatti MP taken pre-covid.