Sunday, October 18, 2009

bye bye blogger - A new home for my blog

Well I've taken the plunge and move my blog to a new home. You can now find me at If you pay me a visit you will find more info on why I have made the move. Look forward to seeing you there.

If you link to this blog please update your links to point to the new site. Please note that no public money has been spent on the new site.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mobile phone mast in Queens Road

I recently received notification of a proposal to place a mobile phone base station and 17.5 metre mast at Newman House, Queens Road, Barnet EN5 4DL. The mobile phone companies have been trying to get a mast in this general area for a while now and judging by the emails in my inbox this latest attempt is no more popular than previous applications.

The problem of course is that we all have and want to use mobile phones but none of us want the associated equipment nearby. My own view is to consider how visually intrusive the proposal is and judge it on those grounds. On that basis a 17.5 metre mast is rather intrusive in a residential area bordering on a conservation area.