ePetition details

Tall phone masts (colour and positioning) / Planning Policy

We the undersigned petition the council to Request that the Reigate & Banstead Borough Council Planning Committee and Planning Executive Team: (i) Review planning policy related to mobile phone masts (and related floor-standing equipment) such that only dark green equipment is permitted in the Borough of Reigate & Banstead (by default). Push back on National Gov policy where necessary / appropriate. (ii) Insist that mobile phone companies seek to 'camouflage' this equipment e.g. amongst tall trees, woodland or e.g. in car parks, versus insensitive, aesthetically sub-optimal and lazy 'pin in the map' locations in the middle of community centres etc. (iii) Firmly decline any planning applications which deviate from (i) and (ii).

There has been and will continue to be a dramatic increase in these masts and floor standing equipment to improve internet / mobile phone connectivity across the country. Some are installed in conspicuous white whereas some are installed in the far more aesthetically pleasing and discrete dark green. Clearly the latter is preferable. Also, some masts are positioned in extremely conspicuous locations. The positioning of this equipment needs to be done more intelligently and sensitively, seeking out opportunities to mitigate the impact on communities and the street scene.

This ePetition runs from 25/07/2022 to 05/09/2022.

13 people have signed this ePetition.