UPGRADE OF TELECOM MAST – ADEL TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, OTLEY ROAD

I have recently been advised of the information below:

“Proposed upgrade of existing telecommunications equipment for H3G and EE at Existing Telecoms Mast at Adel ATE, Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, LS16 6AJ

Mono Consultants Limited act as agents for Arqiva who build, own and operate shared radio telecommunications and public broadcast infrastructure in the UK. The company owns and operates the UK’s public broadcast transmitter network, as well as large numbers of mobile phone and other radio transmission sites. Arqiva manages equipment at the telecommunications site at the above address on behalf of H3G Limited and EE Limited.

In order to improve 4G coverage to the surrounding area, H3G and EE have approached Arqiva to upgrade their existing mobile telecommunications equipment Adel ATE.

H3G and EE already operate telecommunications apparatus and the upgrade would therefore involve removing the existing the existing chimney mounted flagpole and install a new Flagpole at 12m top on new grillage on the flat roof to the rear of the exchange building. A new Pagona cabinet (1.03m x 1.23m x 0.4m) is to be installed adjacent to the existing cabinets at ground level. Due to a new planning appeal decision for a separate site, my client Arqiva have now advised that they wish a Prior Approval Application to be submitted for this proposal, where we have previously submitted a permitted development notice on 17th October 2017.  To note, the proposal has not changed, but the interpretation of the Permitted Development Order has, hence the change to this submission.

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information on the proposal and offer the opportunity for you to seek further information should you wish to do so. We would welcome your views by 10th June 2018 before we finalise the proposal and submit a 56 day Prior Approval Application for this upgrade.  Given previous sensitivity at this site, we have undertaken a Traffic Light Rating and have Ragged this site as Red. Consequently, we have notified yourselves as well as various neighbouring properties on Otley Road, Whinfield and Farrar Lane and the Local Planning Authority.”