Juniper Green Telecoms Mast Installation Application

Posted on: August 20, 2021

The Cockburn Association supports local stakeholders’ considered objections to the proposed installation of a telephone mast in an Edinburgh Conservation Area

Address: 55 Metres North West Of 42 Baberton Avenue Juniper Green

Proposal Proposed installation of 18m high telecom infrastructure street-pole and three grey cabinets with ancillary works. 

Ref No: 21/03525/FUL

Closing date for comments: Fri 03 Sep 2021

Determination date:  Tues 5 Oct 2021

Result:  Pending 

Cockburn Response

The Cockburn OBJECTS to this application.

This application has been brought to the Cockburn’s attention by concerned local stakeholders. The proposed telecommunications equipment would result in excessive visual clutter within the streetscape.

The proposal would have a harmful impact upon the visual quality of the wider street scene and so detract from the amenity and special character of the conservation area as a whole. It is our view that the application is not consistent with Policy Env 6 Conservation Areas – Development as it does not preserve or enhance the special character or appearance of the conservation area.

This application should certainly be refused if it is determined that the benefits of the proposed installation are deemed not to outweigh the harm caused  to the conservation area and if there is insufficient evidence that alternative sites or mast sharing opportunities have been adequately explored.

In consultation with local stakeholders the proposed apparatus should be located in a more inconspicuous location.