Local residents were elated when Councillors turned down another proposal by Hutchison 3G UK Limited to build a mobile phone mast near the junction of North Cray Road and St James Way at a Planning Control Committee Meeting held just before Christmas.
The residents had run a high profile campaign against the scheme, which including a petition with 200 signatures to the council. This was organised by Mrs Andrea Rabin who said after the decision had been announced “The residents of North Cray are delighted that the second phone mast application by Hutchison has been refused and we would like to thank the Cray Meadows councillors, particularly Cllr Don Massey, for all their kind help and support. We are determined to fight any further mobile phone masts applications in this area.”
All 3 Cray Meadows ward councillors, Cheryl Bacon, Ross Downing and Don Massey strongly condemned Hutchison for lodging an application which was only 60 metres away from a site which was turned down just 6 months ago. Cllr Don Massey also commented “Any mobile phone mast application in this semi-rural area next to a conservation area and Green Belt land is inappropriate. We will continue to support residents in opposing these inappropriate applications to ensure that the character of
North Cray is preserved.”
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