Barraclough Fold Telecoms Mast Proposal

Article posted: 20-Apr-2017

Alternative suggestions for mast location

Message from Rob Shephard, Chair Patterdale PC

Dear All
Further to my email a few weeks ago many thanks to all of you who have come back with alternative suggestions on locations.

These have now been incorporated into the map as shown in this link possible mast locations.

Sean from Clarke Telecom will be following up with a detailed feasibility on these locations after he has received feedback from the LDNP planning authorities which he is due to get this week. Once this is completed we will send out further information.

 

Presentation at the council meeting held on 31 March 2017

Posted 7 April 2017

The minutes of the council meeting held on 31 March 2017 are available on the Meetings Page. There is a summary in the minutes of a presentation given by a representative of the Telecommunications company CTIL.

Message from the chair of the council: "As you know Clarke Telecom are currently looking at a new location for a 4G mobile mast in Glenridding to replace the existing 2G one on the Glenridding Hotel. Many of you would have attended the meeting last week where the various sites being considered were discussed.

We have now put together a map showing each of the locations that have been looked at with comments on their suitability or otherwise. Given the clear opposition to the Barraclough Fold site Clarke Telecom have agreed to consider other sites that we suggest. So far the only two other possible sites are on the main road into the village near the "Kirkstone" sign, and also on the road down to the Steamer Pier. These are both shown on the map alongside the other sites.

If you have any other ideas please let me know asap giving as much detail as possible. Things to bear in mind when considering possible sites include:

  • The need for a clear "line of sight" down the valley to enable maximum coverage through to Patterdale and ultimately Hartsop
  • Avoidance therefore of trees/hills
  • Limited practicality of siting the mast on top of buildings due to its weight (which is why the IoTL and Glenridding House were discounted)
  • The need to maximise "360 degree" coverage - one of the reasons the eastern shore of the lake was discounted as more than half of the capacity would have been "lost" in Place Fell

The map is located at Map of Locations

Please can you let me have any suggestions by the 21st April at the latest. Many thanks in advance." If you wish to send suggestions online please use the Contact Form.

 

Facts of Interest

Posted 06 April 2017

  • The land registry document CU190088 shows that the location for the proposed mast is on land owned by Patterdale Parish Council. There is a pdf file which can be found in the Documents Tab Section 09 consultation_planning sub folder barraclough_fold entitled k_red_line_boundary.jpg indicating the boundary of the parish council land in red.

  • The County Council has adopted the highway for maintenance purposes as shown in the file l_adopted_highway_map.pdf which is also in the Documents Tab Section 09 consultation_planning sub folder barraclough_fold. The adoption of the highway by CCC does not supersede the ownership deed for the area in question.

  • The parish council continue to maintain their land in accordance with their grass cutting contract.

  • Clarke Telecom has informed the council that the operator has the right (as they are statutory undertakers) to install telecommunications apparatus on the adopted highway under the Telecommunications Act 1984, Schedule 2 para 9. The applicant would still need to seek approval from the landowner (Patterdale PC) before any permission can be granted and no statutory undertaker can overrule a planning decision.

 

Cumbria County Council Mobile Services Document

Posted 29 March 2017

CCC has issued a document on mobile services in Cumbria. This pdf file can be found in the Documents Tab Section 09 consultation_planning sub folder barraclough_fold entitled j_ccc_mobile_services.pdf.

 

Special Council Meeting Friday 31 March at 7:00 in Glenridding

Posted 27 March 2017

As mentioned in the item below posted on 15 March 2017 there is to be a special meeting of the council to discuss this issue. There are other topics to be dealt with in this meeting and the agenda is available for download as a pdf file from the Meetings Page.

 

Latest document concerning Electromagnetic Fields and Health

Posted 27 March 2017

In addition to the documents relating to health issues provided by Clarke Telecom another document has been uploaded. This is from the Institute of Engineering and Technology and is entitled Electromagnet Fields and Health. If you wish to read this pdf file it can be down loaded from Electromagnetic Fields and Health or a copy is available along with the Clarke Telecom documents and can be found in the Documents Tab Section 09 consultation_planning sub folder barraclough_fold entitled i_electromagnetic_fields_and_health.pdf.

 

Special meeting to discuss the  Barraclough Fold mast proposal

Posted 15 March 2017

Parish council members agreed at the council meeting held on 13 March to hold a special meeting for Friday 31 March at 7:00 pm in Glenridding Public Hall to discuss the Baraclough Fold mast proposal. This meeting will also be used to discuss Community Housing and the Flood Group.

As stated below (news article posted 22 February 2017) the council has received a proposal for a new telecommunications installation to enable 2G, 3G and 4G services to be provided at Glenridding and the surrounding area for Vodafone and Telefonica. This mast is situated at the road junction to Barraclough Fold. The company concerned (Clarke Telecom) have sent eight documents including their letter, the proposed plans, coverage plots, and information on health which may be of assistance to local residents and councillors alike. These documents can be found in the Documents Tab Section 09 consultation_planning sub folder barraclough_fold.

 

Deadline reminder for comments

Posted 22 February 2017

The deadline for pre-application comments is as per the letter from Clarke Telecom (please see article below for the link to this letter and associated documents). The deadline is 14 days from the date of their letter (22 February). So that makes the deadline 7 March 2017.

 

Proposed Telecommunications Installation

Posted 22 February 2017

The council has received a proposal for a new telecommunications installation to enable 2G, 3G and 4G services to be provided at Glenridding and the surrounding area for Vodafone and Telefonica. There are eight documents including a letter from Clarke Telecom, the proposed plans, coverage plots, and information on health which may be of assistance to local residents and councillors alike. These documents can be found in the Documents Tab Section 09 consultation_planning sub folder barraclough_fold.

Location

The proposed site location is on the grass verge of Greenside Road close to the junction with Barraclough Fold. Six figure grid reference NY 385 170.

Comments

The letter to the council from Clarke Telecom states "we look forward to receiving any comments you may have on the proposal". If you wish to make any comments you can use the Contact Form to provide your feedback via the council. You are of course perfectly at liberty to contact the firm directly and the contact details are in the Clarke Telecom letter (all relevant documents including the letter can be found in the Documents Tab Section 09 consultation_planning sub folder barraclough_fold).

 

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