The following information is from Heidi Alexander. Heidi wrote to the council on our behalf requesting information about the recent works in Penerley Road
The information states that the enforcement team made a visit to the site on July 16th and spoke to the contractor responsible for the works.
" It was determined that the works taking place were not associated with the Prior Approval refusal (DC/15/92106) but rather comprise the 60m channel to house the ducting and a "BT Joint Chamber NO 4"
The chamber is subterranean and has been capped off level with the public highway. There will be no structure above ground. This has been confirmed by a subsequent site visit on 17th July once the works had been completed. The enforcement team's interim view is that the works comprise permitted development under Part16 of the 2015 GPDO and prior approval for those works is not required.
Should additional works commence that would be considered development(in planning terms) the enforcement will reopen their investigation into the mattter"
Many thanks to Heidi for her support and to the council planning officers who did act quickly in response to our concerns over the recent work.
Latest on the Telecommunication Mast July 2015
DC/15/92106 Installation of a 12.5m high Jupiter Dual Stack Telecommunications streetpole, 4 cabinets and associated works adjacent to the side of the rear garden of 58 Inchmery Road on pavement on Penerley Road, , SE6 2NB
We are pleased to say that Lewisham Council has rejected the application to erect a 41-foot mast in Penerley Road. The grounds were ‘The proposed location of the cabinets and mast would give rise to an unacceptable level of impact on the street scheme on the Culverley Green Conservation area given the visibility and exposure and the cumulative negative effect of a clustering of multiple apparatus…’
We are certain that this was in a large measure due to the support we received from local residents - including you. In total we handed in 345 letters of objection and we know that others emailed or sent individual letters.
Hopefully, the applicant will seek permission to resite the mast in a more appropriate location, but they have the right to appeal. If they do, we will continue to oppose siting the mast in such an inappropriate location.
Thanks to Jackie, Alan, Bob, Jean and Diana for coordinating the letters of objection and a thank-you to you all for your support.