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Appeal: Phone mast in place of football floodlight would be ‘incongruous’

Floodlit pitch / iStock: 157647504

Plans to address a coverage black spot in West Sussex by erecting a new mobile phone mast in place of one of Steyning Football Club’s pitch floodlights have been rejected because the top-heavy mast would look ‘incongruous’.

The appeal relates to Steyning FC, situated within the West Sussex town of Steyning. The club’s pitch is currently illuminated by six floodlights, each 16 metres high. The floodlights have a “narrow, uniform appearance”, which inspector Alex Hutson considered “well related to the use and character of the football club”.The proposal sought to replace one of the........
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