There are limited planning powers to control such development despite the impact on the Conservation Area.
The application fails to justify why other sites outside the Conservation Area which would still provide the necessary 5G coverage have not been chosen.
Nor is there any information on where the monopole would be visible from. It will certainly have a significant impact on the setting of Grade II listed Park Place and the entrance to the grounds of The Canons currently the subject of major investment using funds from the National Lottery.
Merton Council has stood firm against similar plans on Merton High Street and we are asking it to stand up to the Conservation Area and demand a better solution.
Read our representations 5G monopole – Commonside West – Aug 20.