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There are 22 designated Conservation Areas within the London Borough of Enfield, several of which are located in or adjacent to Palmers Green - in particular, the Lakes Estate Conservation Area, located on both sides of Alderman's Hill

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The Southgate Green Association (SGA) is asking members of the public to object to an application to erect a 15 metre high mobile phone mast on the grass verge outside the Southgate Beaumont building in Cannon Hill.  The following text is taken from the SGA website:

 An application has been made for the installation of a telephone mast and four ancillary cabinets on the verge opposite the junction of Cannon Hill and Selborne Road, outside the Southgate Beaumont. Jan 2015

The mast will be 15 metres tall (3 metres higher than the street lights on Cannon Hill, and bulkier). The cabinets will be approx. 1.6 metres tall.

SGA will object to this proposed development on the following grounds:

  • It is an inappropriate development for a Conservation Area
  • The proposed site is outside a listed building
  • The four ancillary cabinets are bulky and would be very dominant in the streetscene
  • There will be loss of soft landscaping due to the size of the cabinets

Plans for this application can be seen online at The application number is 14/04224/FUL.

You can see a copy of the SGA’s letter of objection here. Please give us your support by sending your own comments.

Members wishing to comment can do so by emailing .
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Colin Younger's Avatar
Colin Younger posted a reply #854 31 Jan 2015 11:55
This application was considered by the Conservation Advisory Group on 3 Jan, and after discussion, an objection was registered.

If this link works it should take you straight to the application:-

David March's Avatar
David March posted a reply #856 31 Jan 2015 19:18
I agree that this proposal is totally unacceptable for the reasons in the SEGA objections - the four cabinets are massive(1.5m high is typically eye level) and they are very bulky and prominently placed in the centre of the green space.

Importantly, the proposed mast is right on the axis of Selborne Road. You will therefore hardly miss it and all its clutter.
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Colin Younger posted a reply #1043 04 Mar 2015 19:43
This application was refused on 18 Feb, sorry for the delay in posting this . The formal response is attached.

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