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Member Alert-New Planning Application
Proposal for New Vodafone Mast
on Local Green Space off Conker Lane, Dorridge
24 July 2020
Today we sent out an extra-ordinary email because we believe it is important to alert members/residents specifically to this planning proposal and the Forum's response to it.
Assessing this application has been particularly challenging in that it raises competing Neighbourhood Plan perspectives relating to Local Green Space v. Communications Infrastructure. It has been subject to much Steering Committee debate given the nature of both the benefits and issues raised.
As for all new planning applications, we are required to respond within 3 weeks (frustratingly insufficient time to seek resident views), and the deadline for this one is 3 August 2020. We have therefore done all we can to speed our work on the response so as to make it available in good time to allow residents, should they wish, to also make their views known directly to the Council.
Should you wish to send your own comments to the Council, please email
for the attention of Benn Watkinson, Case Officer.