Much to our disappointment, and almost certainly to yours, Vodafone have lodged an appeal for their Planning Application to build a 10m (33ft) Mobile Telephone Mast by the cycle track on Harelands Roundabout, at the point where the cycle track heads north to Horsell. (Grid Ref (Easting) 4990729 (Northing) 1586374). Their original application was rejected by Woking Borough Council in September this year.
We have requested that this appeal is dealt with as a Public Hearing, rather than being decided behind closed doors in Bristol. We hope that you, as local residents, will back us in our request and will also wish to speak of your own concerns with the appointed Planning Inspector when the time comes
In the mean time, you need to write now to the Planning Inspector. We have produced an example Objection Letter to the Inspectorate, which you are welcome to download, amend if you wish and use as your own, here . You need to send three copies (this is an Inspectorate requirement) of your Objection Letter (and ideally one letter per person, rather than one per household) by 24th December 2008 to the Inspectorate at:-
Ref: APP/A3655/A/08/2089759, The Planning Inspectorate,3/20 Eagle Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol. BS1 6PN.
With the possible delays with Christmas post, it is probably preferable to comment (object) on-line. You can do this by clicking here. Once on the Planning Casework page, click on the "Comment on this case" link at the bottom of the page.
Please note that the deadline for on-line comments is also 24th December 2008.
(You can send the Inspectorate your letters using the Comment facility, but only one document per submission, and each must be no bigger than 5MB. The Planning Inspectorate Case Officer is Hannah Dickson. The Planning Inspectorate Customer Support Line is on 0117 372 6372.)