Queen Edith's Liberal Democrats are calling for current plans for an 18 metre-tall monopole mast outside the shops on Wulfstay Way to be abandoned.
For many people in Queen Edith's, the shops and green space on Wulfstan Way is the heart of their community. The mast, which is 6 storeys high - significantly taller than the surrounding trees, would overshadow the area, while the associated cabinets could block visibility of the road for those using the bus stop and crossing - especially those with accessbility concerns. The cabinets would also block views of and from the shops and cafe.
"We know masts like these are needed," commented Queen Edith's Cllr Jennifer Page-Croft, "but the current plans for this mast are unacceptable. I'm calling on Cambridge City Council's Planning Committee to reject these plans so that new plans with greater sensitivity to environment and setting can be brought forwards."
Previously, former Lib Dem City Cllr for Queen Edith's Colin McGerty was able to reduce the height of a similar mast on Hills Road by 25%, bringing it down below the tree line - and we're also calling on all involved to consider making adjustments to the application to tackle the concerns of residents.
We are pleased to confirm that Lib Dem City Cllr Jennifer Page-Croft has called this application in to the planning committee.
Please sign our petition below.
We the undersigned call on Cambridge City Council to oppose current plans for an 18 metre phone mast on Wulfstan Way.