Monthly Archives: August 2021

Orchard Drive Telephone Mast

EPF/2151/21 Application to determine if Prior Approval is required for a proposed 15m Phase 8 Monopole C/W wraparound Cabinet at base and associated ancillary works.

Location: The highway outside Theydon Bois Primary School, Orchard Drive, Theydon Bois

In a departure from our usual remit of protecting the Green Belt around Theydon Bois, TBAG have submitted a robust objection to the above planning application. The closing date for comments is 1 September 2021 (next Wednesday) and comments can be made here or by email to appcomment@eppingforestdc.gov.uk  quoting ‘Planning Application: EPF/2151/21 – Orchard Drive, Theydon Bois CM16 7DH’ in the email subject header.

This application is very similar to EPF/982/12 for determination as to whether prior approval was required for a 12.5m Vodafone/O2 monopole with antennae on the corner of Slade End and Station Approach in 2012. TBAG also strongly objected to this application and the Planning Officer decided prior approval WAS required and it was REFUSED. TBAG have expressed our expectation that EFDC Planning Officers are consistent in their determination of this current application.

Our Parish Council have helpfully given guidance on planning issues that may be cited as part of your own comments, but you are advised to put these suggestions into your own words as unique comments will carry more weight than many copied ones. The Parish Council’s comments are here. Please also note that any concerns over the health implications of this installation are not planning considerations and will carry no weight in determination of this application.