A proposal for the erection of a 20m high phone mast and associated ancillary works on the Crosspool District Youth Sports Trust Sports Field, Coldwell Lane, Sheffield, S10 5TJ has been refused.
Yesterday, 17th January the Local Planning Authority REFUSED the Approval for the above-mentioned development.
The Local Planning Authority considered that owing to the siting, height, detailing, and bulk of the proposed mast and associated equipment, the development represented an overly prominent and obtrusive feature which would be out of scale and character with the open space area in which it was to be sited. Consequently, the proposal would have been harmful to the visual amenities of the locality and contrary to Unitary Development Plan Policies, the Core Strategy Policy, and National Planning Policy Framework.
Despite the Local Planning Authority wishing to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive manner, the application was considered contrary to policy requirements, and, there being no perceived amendments that would address these shortcomings without compromising the fundamental intention of the scheme the Local Planning Authority had no alternative but to refuse consent.