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URGENT ACTION NEEDED!
Please contact us at bristolrafg[at]protonmail.com if you can help our objection campaigns to any of the masts below. Here’s an idea of some of the steps that could be taken and here’s a list of specific help needed. We’d be very grateful if you could also put in an objection to each of the masts below. Non Bristol residents may also object if they have family and friends in Bristol who they are concerned about. However, please note “Anonymous comments cannot be accepted. A name and postal address is essential when deciding whether to grant planning permission because it allows us to assess the information and take into account where you are in relation to the application.”
The planning website is a bit glitchy so please ensure you get a popup notification with confirmation after you submit your objection; leave it a while and then check your objection shows on the Documents tab. If you have objected to a different mast previously, be careful that you delete that text from the form before writing your new objection. If you make an error or duplication, you can email planning and ask them to correct it. Please ensure you receive an email confirmation of your objection. If you do not, please email your objection to email@example.com and cc the case officer.
See rfinfo.co.uk/masts for the most up-to-date guidance on how to object to mast planning applications.
What can you object about?
1) Pollution and consequent risks to wildlife and public health
It is national policy that planners cannot consider public health as long as the mast application has an ICNIRP (International Commission of Non-Ionising Radiation Protection) certificate BUT this is a fallacy, as legally, planners must make evidence-based decisions on public health material planning grounds.
If you would like to object on health grounds, it is important to include this point, so we suggest including these specific statements and information:-
- There is extensive scientific evidence which justifies challenging national policy of only following Public Health England and ICNIRP guidelines for safety. Guidelines are not obligatory. Please consider the facts below when making your decision and refer to the pollution control officer to look further into this, these emissions qualify for investigation under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
- ICNIRP is based on heating effects over 6-30 minutes, this mast will emit radiation 24/7.
- Children absorb more radiation and their developing nervous system are vulnerable and are not protected by ICNIRP include link to this document https://www.radiationresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/On-the-Clear-Evidence-of-the-Risks-to-Children-from-Smartphone-and-WiFi-Radio-Frequency-Radiation-Final-20201.pdf
- People with metal and medical implants are not protected by ICNIRP
- ICNIRP does not set safety exposure levels for wildlife https://actionagainst5g.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2009-Wildlife-Balmori.pdf
** add in other credible scientific evidence references as you wish.
2) Siting and Appearance
For a Prior-approval application (the majority), You can object on grounds of siting and appearance – which includes proximity to residential dwellings, schools, university buildings, residential care homes, nurseries and so on. Ecological harm (e.g. to bees and trees) and health & safety (lack of risk assessment etc) are material planning considerations so can be included as well.
Factors concerning siting may involve:
- height of the site in relation to surrounding land
- topography of the site and vegetation
- openness and visibility of the site
- designated areas
- the site in relation to existing masts
- structures or buildings
- proximity to residential property, schools, colleges, universities, care homes
With regard to appearance this can include details such as:
- overall shape
- solid or open framework
- could also mention disquietening appearance of masts affecting people’s quiet enjoyment of the neighbourhood, and possibly leading to anxiety and mental health issues
What Makes the Difference? >> Local Support!
What our small core team can do:
- Monitor the planning site for new applications
- Compile a summary Info Page for each new application
- Create a flyer and flyer the area closest to the mast to find local residents willing to go further
- Create systems, templates and advise you with your campaign
What local residents/schools/businesses can do:
All the rest – see our Next Steps page.
Make Your Objection
Using the table below, please use the Info Page link to make your objection as this gives guidance on how to object most effectively and details of the grounds for objection for the specific mast. Where there is no Info Page yet available, please use the Application link which will take you directly to the Comments tab to make your objection. Thank you!
N.B. If you find a problem with any of the links below, you can go directly to planningonline.bristol.gov.uk and search using the Application Reference ending in /Y or /F
*Latest date to object? The deadline date in the table below is the later of the ‘Consultation Expiry Date’ and the ‘Latest Site Notice Expiry Date’ (shown in black text). Where this date has passed, the decision date is shown in red. The planning site says that objections will be noted until the decision is made, but some case officers ask for objections a few days earlier so they can make their case report within the deadline. So don’t risk it – object NOW!
Decision result: A Approved, R Refused, W Withdrawn, APP Appealed. Masts in italics (at the top) have been decided so can no longer be objected to.
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|Butler House, Summerhill Rd||BS5 8HQ||24/6/20 A||bit.ly/ButlerHouse||20/01859/Y|
|SW Whitehall Road||BS5 9BT||28/6/20 R||bit.ly/WhitehallRdmast||20/01883/Y|
|Gill Avenue, Fishponds
|BS16 2NW||5/7/20 R||bit.ly/GillAve||20/01998/Y|
|Smoke Lane, Avonmouth
|BS11 9BP||6/7/20 R
|College Rd, Clifton||BS8 3JH||7/7/20 R||bit.ly/CollegeRdClifton||20/02039/Y|
|St Philip’s Causeway||BS4 3BD||8/7/20 R||bit.ly/StPhilipsBK||20/02055/Y|
|Princess St Bedminster||BS3 4AG||8/7/20 R||bit.ly/PrincessStMast||20/02056/Y|
|Newfoundland Court||BS2 9AP||13/7/20 R||bit.ly/NewfoundlandCt||20/02131/Y|
|TA Centre Dorian Road**, Horfield
|Inns Court Avenue, Knowle
|BS4 1SR||23/7/20 R||bit.ly/InnsCourt||20/02291/Y|
|5 Fernhurst Road, Fishponds||BS5 7FG||26/7/20 R||bit.ly/Fernhurst||20/02324/Y|
|Coronation Road, Bedminster**||BS3 1AB||28/7/20 R||bit.ly/CoronationRd||20/02330/F|
|Tower House Fairfax Street, City Centre||BS1 3BN||28/7/20 A||bit.ly/TowerHouseMast||20/02363/Y|
|Opposite 129 Ashley Road, St Pauls||BS6 5NT||5/8/20 R||bit.ly/AshleyRd||20/02502/Y|
|Opposite 60 Lockleaze Road||BS7 9RU||5/8/20 R||bit.ly/LockleazeRd||20/02501/Y|
|Ashley Down Old Boys Rfc**, Lockleaze||BS7 9YU||30/7/20 A||bit.ly/AshleyDownRFC||P20/09767/F|
|Lime Trees Rd, Horfield
|Passage Rd, Westbury on Trym||BS9 3HR||12/8/20 R||bit.ly/PassageRd||20/02618/Y|
|St Clements House Marsh Street City Centre
|BS1 4BH||17/8/20 R/ APP||bit.ly/StClementsHouse||20/02711/Y|
|Frenchay Park Rd, Broomhill||BS16 1HB||20/8/20 R||bit.ly/FrenchayParkRd||20/02765/Y|
|Redcatch Rd, Knowle||BS4 2EY||1/9/20 W||bit.ly/RedcatchRd||20/02976/Y|
|Speedwell Rd||BS15 1ER||8/9/20 W||bit.ly/SpeedwellRd||20/03114/Y|
|Sofa Project George Jones Rd, St Phillips||BS2 0QA||9/9/20 A||bit.ly/GeorgeJonesRd||20/03138/Y|
|Layby On Greystoke Avenue, Southmead||BS10 5NZ||9/9/20 R||bit.ly/GreystokeAvenue||20/03139/Y|
|Stockwood Lane, Stockwood||BS14 8SY||2/9/20 R||bit.ly/StockwoodLane||20/03137/Y|
|Bristow Broadway And St Brendans Way, Avonmouth||BS11 9HA||13/9/20 A||bit.ly/BristowBroadway||20/03193/Y|
|Whitchurch Sports Centre Bamfield||BS14 0ZZ||15/9/20 W||bit.ly/WhitchurchSports||20/03248/Y|
|Land Front Of Stockwood Precinct, Stockwood
|BS14 8PG||22/9/20 R||bit.ly/StockwoodPrecinct||20/03389/Y|
|Birchwood Rd, Brislington||BS4 4QN||24/9/20 R||20/03445/Y|
|Student Union 105 Queens Rd, Clifton||BS8 1LN||28/9/20 A||bit.ly/StudentUnionClifton||20/03473/F|
|Easton Way At Junction With Stapleton Road||BS5 0QA||30/9/20 R||bit.ly/EastonWay||20/03739/Y|
|Albion Rd, Greenbank||BS5 8DJ||6/10/20 R||20/03639/Y|
|Land At Broadmead (Outside Of Costa Coffee), City Centre||BS1 3HA||14/10/20
|Bristol Marriott Hotel Lower Castle Street, City Centre||BS1 3AD||14/10/20
|Compound Adjacent To 5 Fernhurst Rd, Fishponds||BS5 7FG||13/10/20 A||bit.ly/FernhurstRd||20/04199/Y|
|Lake Shore Drive, Headley Park
|BS13 7BA||25/11/20 R||bit.ly/lakeshoremast||20/04591/Y|
|Tesco Car Park Eastgate Road||BS5 6XX||23/11/20 R||bit.ly/eastgateroad||20/04848/Y|
|Telephone Exchange, Telephone Avenue, City Centre||BS1 4BH||18/12/20 W||20/03501/F|
|Opposite 60 Lockleaze Road
|BS7 9RU||30/12/20 R||bit.ly/Lockleaze2||20/05550/Y|
|Greystoke Avenue, Southmead (re-application)
|BS10 5NZ||18/01/21 R||bit.ly/GreystokeAve2||20/05641/Y|
|Blackswarth Road||BS5 8AU||20/01/21||bit.ly/BlackswarthRd||20/05752/F|
|Oakhill Mansions (Cedar Care Home), College Park Drive||BS10 7QD||13/01/21 W||bit.ly/OakhillMansions||20/05695/F|
|Barton Hill Rugby Club||BS15 1NS||03/02/21 R||bit.ly/BartonHillRFC||20/06045/Y|
|126 Broadwalk, Knowle||BS4 2RS||03/02/21 R||bit.ly/BroadWalkRd||20/05899/Y|
|Allison Road, Brislington||BS4 4HE||10/02/21 R||bit.ly/AllisonRd2||20/06175/F|
|Senate House (Bristol Uni), Tyndall Avenue||BS8 1TH||26/02/21||bit.ly/tyndallave||21/00132/F|
|Tower House, Fairfax St, city centre||BS1 3BN||03/03/21||bit.ly/towerhouse2||21/00318/F|
|Coronation Road, Bedminster||BS3 1AB||03/03/21||bit.ly/coronationrd||21/00319/F|
|Big Yellow Storage, Winterstoke Road||BS3 2NS||14/04/21 A||bit.ly/bigyellowmast2||21/01188/Y|
|Easton Way at Junction with Stapleton Road||BS5 0QA||12/05/21 R||bit.ly/eastonway2||21/01641/Y|
|South Bristol Church and Community Trust, Withywood Centre, Bishopsworth||BS13 8QA||19/05/21||bit.ly/queensrd2||21/01701/F|
|Princess Street, Bedminster||BS3 4AG||12/05/21 R||bit.ly/princesst2||21/01869/Y|
|Gilda Parade, Whitchurch||BS14 9HP||10/05/21||bit.ly/gildaparade||21/01787/F|
|Fifth Way, Lawrence Western||BS11 8DT||15/06/21||bit.ly/avonmouthway||21/02239/Y|
|Royate Hill Junction Fishponds Road||BS5 6EB||23/06/21||21/02554/Y|
|Redcliff Hill, city centre||BS1 6RF||23/06/21||21/02553/Y|
|St Andrews Road / Kings Weston Lane, Avonmouth||BS11 BAY||23/06/21||21/02571/Y|
|St Edyths Church, Sea Mills||BS9 2HU||30/06/21||21/02919/F|
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** Full Planning application, others are Prior Approval applications and will be deemed approved unless we are able to convince the planning department to refuse them.
N.B. Where the link leads to a Google Document, go to File-Download to download & edit Word Doc.
Read Case Officer reports for refused masts here as gives clear indication of what works as objection issues.
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