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To: Brent Planning Department
Petition against Welsh Harp 25 metre phone mast (PA 17/4597)
Stop the building of a 25 metre phone mast in the beautiful Welsh Harp Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which is the largest nature reserve in Greater London.
Why is this important?
The Welsh Harp is the only Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Brent or Barnet and is home to a wide and rich diversity of wildlife.
We are concerned by evidence suggesting a detrimental impact of wireless cell towers on wildlife as well as the building of such a visibly obstructive structure on the appearance and openness of this piece of Metropolitan Open Land. We believe that to give permission to this structure runs contrary to Brent Council's policy on the Protection and Enhancement of Open Space, Sports and Biodiversity.
The proposed improvement of 3G coverage resulting from the mast would appear to only benefit a very small area and is disproportionate to the greater disruption of land and surrounding wildlife.
The Welsh Harp is a truly unique and important site to local residents but also in its wider scientific, ecological and natural beauty value across London. It is our responsibility to preserve it for generations to come.
We therefore strongly object to the approval of this site for the construction of a Mobile Telephone Mast under application PA 17/4597.
To comment on the planning application individually please follow this link: https://pa.brent.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=DCAPR_136928