Proposed new 57-foot telecoms mast in Greenlees area: what do you think?

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Proposed new 57-foot telecoms mast in Greenlees area: what do you think?

Cambuslang Community Council have been notified of a proposal by CTIL and Telefónica to erect a radio base station (radio mast) at the junction of East Greenlees Road and Murdoch Avenue. Below is a copy of a letter received. Please let us know what you think by emailing us on cambuslangcomco@aol.com

Dear Cambuslang Community Council,

CTIL_241807_VF_14418 PROPOSED NEW BASE STATION INSTALLATION AT JUNCTION OF EAST GREENLEES ROAD AND MURDOCH AVENUE, CAMBUSLANG, SOUTH LANARKSHIRE, G72 8SX

 CTIL and Telefónica are in the process of identifying a suitable site in the Greenlees area for a radio base station. The purpose of this letter is to consult with you and seek your views on our proposal before any planning submission is made. We understand that you are not always able to provide site specific comments, however, CTIL and Telefónica are committed to consultation with communities on our mobile telecommunications proposals and as such would encourage you to respond.

As part of CTIL’s and Telefónica’s continued network improvement program, there is a specific requirement for a radio base station at this location to provide new 3G and 4G coverage in the area. Mobiles can only work with a network of base stations in place where people want to use their mobile phones or other wireless devices. Without base stations, the mobile phones and other devices we rely on simply won’t work.  Please find below the details of the proposed site and the alternative site options considered and discounted in our site selection process: –

 Our technical network requirement is as follows:

 ·         CTIL Ref 241807 14418 Greenlees

 ·         The site is required to provide new 3G and 4G coverage to Greenlees and the surrounding area

 A number of options have been assessed in respect of the site search process and the preferred CTIL and Telefónica option is as follows:   Street Works at Junction of East Greenlees Road and Murdoch Avenue, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, G72 8SX (NGR 264748E 659320N)

The proposal comprises the installation of 3 no. antennas within a shrouded headframe, and 2 no. 0.3m diameter dishes on a 17.5m high monopole, and 3 no. equipment cabinets and a meter cabinet on the ground adjacent. The site is located on the soft verge at a roundabout.  Alternative site options considered and rejected are as follows:

Option Name

Site Type

NGR

Reason for Discounting

Existing Vodafone Site Ref 11051

Kirkhill Golf Club

Greenlees Rd

Cambuslang

South Lanarkshire

G72 8YN

Site Share

264000E

658290N

T – This location is too far removed from the search area to provide the required level of coverage and would impact upon the neighbouring base station sites in the network. Therefore, this site has to be discounted as it does not meet the operator’s technical requirements.

Existing Telefónica Site Ref 39697

Benmore Tower

Arkle Terrace

Fernhill

South Lanarkshire

G72 8QJ

Site Share

263470E 659386N

T – This location is too far removed from the search area to provide the required level of coverage and would impact upon the neighbouring base station sites in the network. Therefore, this site has to be discounted as it does not meet the operator’s technical requirements.

Existing Vodafone Site Ref 46934

Halfway & District Bowling Club

Mill Street

Cambuslang

South Lanarkshire

G72 7QG

Site Share

265598E

659918N

T – This location is too far removed from the search area to provide the required level of coverage and would impact upon the neighbouring base station sites in the network. Therefore, this site has to be discounted as it does not meet the operator’s technical requirements.

Existing Vodafone Site Ref 3493

56 Hamilton Road

Cambuslang

South Lanarkshire

G72 7NU

Site Share

264760E 660370N

T – This location is too far removed from the search area to provide the required level of coverage and would impact upon the neighbouring base station sites in the network. Therefore, this site has to be discounted as it does not meet the operator’s technical requirements.

Existing Telefónica Site Ref 36892

Hastie Bakery

10 Greenlees Road

Cambuslang

South Lanarkshire

G72 8JJ

Site Share

264368E

660317N

T – This location is too far removed from the search area to provide the required level of coverage and would impact upon the neighbouring base station sites in the network. Therefore, this site has to be discounted as it does not meet the operator’s technical requirements.

Existing EE Site Ref 352797

Kirkhill Bowling Club

56 Stewarton Drive

Cambuslang

South Lanarkshire

G72 8DG

Site Share

263806E

659958N

T – This location is too far removed from the search area to provide the required level of coverage and would impact upon the neighbouring base station sites in the network. Therefore, this site has to be discounted as it does not meet the operator’s technical requirements.

Kirkhill Lawn Tennis Club

39 Kirkburn Avenue

Cambuslang

South Lanarkshire

G72 8NT

Greenfield

264358E

659613N

T – Given the ground height at the identified site, coupled with the surrounding topography, and the height and maturity of the trees found next to this site, it is of note that an installation in excess of 25 metres would be required resulting in a visually prominent proposal. Therefore this site has to be discounted as an installation of a realistic height cannot be obtained that would meet the operator’s technical requirements.

Cambuslang Public Park

Off Cairns Road

Cambuslang

South Lanarkshire

G72 8RE

Greenfield

264546E

659571N

T – Given the ground height at the identified site, coupled with the surrounding topography, and the height and maturity of the trees found next to this site, it is of note that an installation in excess of 25 metres would be required resulting in a visually prominent proposal. Therefore this site has to be discounted as an installation of a realistic height cannot be obtained that would meet the operator’s technical requirements.

Fields to South of East Greenlees Road

Cambuslang

South Lanarkshire

G72 8SX

Greenfield

264683E

659281N

SP – The site provider has aspirations to redevelop site therefore this option has to be discounted as the operator does not have the owner’s permission to use their land.

Street Works Off Greenlees Road

Opposite Scottish Power Substation

Cambuslang

South Lanarkshire

G72 8TP

Greenfield

264023E

659228N

T – Given the ground height at the identified site, coupled with the surrounding topography, it is of note that an installation in excess of 20 metres would be required resulting in a visually prominent proposal within the street scene. Therefore this site has to be discounted as an installation of a realistic height cannot be obtained that would meet the operator’s technical requirements.

Street Works at Junction of Greenlees Road and East Greenlees Road

Cambuslang

South Lanarkshire

G72 8YN

Greenfield

264003E

659135N

T – Given the ground height at the identified site, coupled with the surrounding topography, it is of note that an installation in excess of 20 metres would be required resulting in a visually prominent proposal within the street scene. Therefore this site has to be discounted as an installation of a realistic height cannot be obtained that would meet the operator’s technical requirements.

The Local Planning Authority mast register and our records of other potential sites have already been reviewed, the policies in the Development Plan have been taken into account and the planning history of the site has been examined.  All CTIL and Telefónica installations are designed to be fully compliant with the public exposure guidelines established by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). These guidelines have the support of UK Government, the European Union and they also have the formal backing of the World Health Organisation. A certificate of ICNIRP compliance will be included within the planning submission.

 In order to give you time to send your comments or request further information, we commit to allow at least 14 days before an application is submitted to the Local Planning Authority. This 14 day period starts from the date at the top of this letter.  We would also be grateful if you could please advise of any local stakeholders or groups that might like to make comments.   We look forward to receiving any comments you may have on the proposal.

 Yours faithfully,

 Neil McCarry, A & P Manager 

Mono

3rd Floor, 48 St Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5TS

Tel: +44 141 270 2749.   Mobile: +44 7557 456982.  Office: +44 141 566 6660.  Fax: +44 141 566 6661. Web: www.monoconsultants.com

(for and on behalf of CTIL and Telefónica UK Ltd)

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