An application for a 20m (66 foot) high telecommunications mast with six antennae and two transmission dishes, plus three equipment cabinets at ground level was refused by Bromley Council under delegated authority on 19 December 2023.

(Delegated authority means that the Planning Officers took the decision to refuse the application themselves – the matter did not come to committee).

The application was refused on the following grounds:

The proposal by reason of its height, siting and incongruous design within the Green Belt and adjacent to a Conservation Area would have a detrimental impact on the openness of the Green Belt, the visual amenities and the distinctive character of the locality in general and the setting of and views from the adjacent conservation area, thereby contrary to Policies 37, 42, 49 and 89 of the Bromley Local Plan and Policies G2, D8 and HC1 of the London Plan.

Cllr Alexa Michael and Cllr Tom Turrell said:

“We know that very many residents were opposed to this mast, given its sensitive Green Belt location and proximity to a Conservation Area. As Councillors, we have pledged to oppose developments on Green Belt and any unsuitable plans that are harmful to the distinctive character of Keston Village.”

The Council will be enquiring with the applicant’s agent as to any next steps. We will keep you updated with any new proposals.


Hayes (Kent) Village Association

The Association was founded in 1933 to protect the interests of residents and preserve the local amenities.

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