phone illustration mastFrom Councillor Jeane Lepper Many residents will recall that at the end of last year Vodafone applied to the council for a 12.5m high phone mast plus equipment cabinet to be sited on the pavement near one of the Depot entrances opposite 13 Hollingdean Road.  There were many objections and the Planning Committee rejected the application on the grounds of visual impact and because of the position.  It would have been on a busy road that is also a busy pedestrian school route and close to flats where many residents have disabilities and mobility problems.  Vodafone have decided to appeal to the Secretary of State against the decision.

Any objections from last year received by the council will automatically be sent to the Planning Inspector.  But this is an opportunity for objectors to make further comments.

Residents who want to make further comments at this stage must send three copies by Wednesday 14th September 2011 to the Planning Inspectorate, Room 321, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN – not to the council or me.  However it would be helpful for me to have a copy of any objections.  Please send these c/o King’s House, Grand Avenue, Hove BN3 2LS or to