Woodingdean residents are to stage a public protest against Brighton & Hove City Council following the error which result in permission being granted by default for the erection of a 12.5 metre telephone mast and 2 equipment cabinets on Warren Road in front of the area’s historic cottages.
The demonstration will take place on Tuesday 4th October at 3.30pm on the grass verge outside the cottages where the mast is due to be placed.
The Council refused permission for the telecommunications company’s application to erect a mast and cabinet but failed to issue the decision notice outlining the refusal in the required statutory time of 56 days. Therefore, under the regulations, planning permission is granted by default.
Woodingdean Ward Councillors, Dee Simson and Steve Bell, who will both be at the demonstration, said: “We urge as many residents as possible to come along to the protest and show the Council the strength of feeling there is locally about this whole situation. It is now incumbent upon the Council, having made the blunder, to put right their error by whatever means possible. The residents certainly won’t take this lying down.”
Cllr. Dee Simson – 07795336425
Cllr. Steve Bell – 07809100445