Approval for the siting of four 15 metre high antennas on the footway opposite 495 Clifton Drive North – together with four ground based equipment cabinets – has been refused. Local residents were consulted about the 15m erection, together with groups such as Blackpool Airport, National Air Traffic Services, St Anne’s Town Council and Natural England.
A local resident said, ‘Three need to find a new location. It was recognised this would create street clutter in the cycle lane, ruin the view of the Dunes and also the view of St Annes as people entered it via the ‘access corridor’ of Clifton Drive North. It also came to light they hadn’t researched alternative locations as well as they suggested.’
The objections to the proposed siting of the antenna received t support from Councillors Karen Buckley and Peter Buckley and Mark Menzies MP plus 13 residents.