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Thursday, November 30, 2023

5G mast refused

Plans for a new 5G mast have been refused, as they would “over dominate” the setting of a listed Manningham building.

An application to erect a 20 metre high mast on a grass verge in the car park of Manningham Sports Centre was submitted by Telecoms company Cornerstone in January.

But planning officers at Bradford Council raised concerns over how the tall structure would impact the former Manningham Baths building, which is next to the site.

The baths is now used as a gym, dates back to 1903, and has a Grade II listing.

Refusing the plans, Council officers said: “The 20-metre-high mast and associated cabinets and equipment would appear visually intrusive and would be substantially higher than the tree line and existing man-made features/street furniture along Carlisle Road.

“The proposal would add an imposing modern element that would be visually jarring and detrimental to the setting of the nearby Grade II* Manningham Baths on Carlisle Road.

“The presence of Manningham Baths does not seem to have been recognised in the application submissions.

The Council cannot be confident that the installation will assimilate with grade II listed building of Manningham Baths which is a key heritage asset.”

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