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Proposed site: On the roof of Cobbs Hall, Fulham Palace Road, London SW6 6LL


Make sure you get your objections in now




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Six mast antennae and more planned for Cobbs Hall roof







Links for more information and a poster

H&F Council’s webpage with all the planning documents. The planning application reference number is 2021/01507/FUL.

The developer plans to have at least eighteen transmitters (6 conventional mast antennae and 12 ‘RRU’ (remote radio units’) plus unspecified ‘ERS’ (Ericsson radio systems)) and other clutter at roof level. For simplicity, this will be referred to as ‘masts’.

Our simple leaflet  for this campaign is available as a PDF for printing or emailing to your friends and neighbours. All help in defeating the proposal appreciated.

A cautionary tale about what masts can do to communities.

A ‘No to 5G’ poster you can display (PDF).

Our Links page for short pamphlets, videos etc about 5G and the effects of masts.



Lack of respect for us?: The proposal is lacking in essential detail, which is in itself suspicious. The expected Site Notice for notifying the public as to the consultation was not displayed in the street outside Cobbs Hall – we checked several times. It was only seen after our leaflets were given out to alert the public towards the end of May.

Worse still, the applicant did not feel any of the local schools were worth consulting, which would have been expected practice.

Health: Several homes, schools and nurseries will be within range. Also the hospital and popular Lillie Road recreation ground where children play.


Locations within range: approx horiz distance (m/ft/yds) from Google Maps* or plans^


Pavement outside Cobbs Hall, Fulham Palace Rd

4m / 13ft^

Nearest house, Crabtree Lane

17m / 55ft^

Lillie Rd Recreation Ground (much used by children, nearest point)

24m / 26yds^

Lillie Rd Recreation Ground (much used by children, from)

46m / 50yds*

Clifford Haigh House (residential block across Crabtree Lane) 

50m / 55yds*

St Clement’s church and Mouse House Kindergarten

89m / 97yds*

Millie’s House nursery

300m / 328yds*

Charing Cross Hospital complex

300m / 328yds**

Melcombe Primary School and children’s centre

310m / 339yds*

Fulham Cross Girls School (north entrance, Strode Rd)

380m / 415yds*

Queens Manor School

650m / 710yds*

Fulham Cross Boys School

1.3km / 1421yds*

** Hospital proper about 50% further, complex nearer than Melcombe

Immediate cell range up to 500m (micro cell), typical macro cell range from 2500m

NB No figures for mast power or exclusion zone (safe distance) supplied by applicant.



This is important as children's bodies are still developing and they are more vulnerable to mast radiation effects. A Chief Medical Officer has called for minimising their exposure.

(To date, fortunately mast radiation readings in the Fulham Palace Rd area have been some of the lowest taken in the borough. Elsewhere readings already peak at well above safety limits – and are rising. Some snapshots below, more information on request.)



5.558V/m outside the Care

Home, Farm Lane.

(left) 4.724V/m outside

Ibis Hotel, Lillie Rd

3.999V/m outside Thomas’s

Day School, Hugon Rd (Residents recently stopped the same proposer putting rooftop masts close to the school.)


These figures are all well above internationally-recognised limits for prolonged exposure

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Resolution 1815 (2011) Final version

The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment’ calls to

8.2.1. set preventive thresholds for levels of long-term exposure to microwaves in all indoor areas in accordance with the precautionary principle, not exceeding 0.6 volts per  metre,  and in the medium term to reduce it to 0.2 volts per metre;

The worst figure is nearly ten times the limit – we don’t need any more masts, thanks!


Visual impact: The proposed masts would add a massive 3.5m / over 11 feet to the building’s height. The applicant admits that they would be visible but covered with ‘GRP shrouding’ – i.e. fibre-glass plastic screening. Their proposal does not give a picture illustrating what it will all look like, but drops the clue it might be grey.

It would look bulky on top of the roof, perhaps even more intrusive than just the masts. The mass would extend to the equivalent of about 2 storeys above the main building roof line.

This is totally out of keeping with the look of the building and would detract from the view from the Crabtree conservation area.

Conservation:  Trees within range would also suffer the harmful effects of radiation. They are a key part of the character of the area and provide environmental benefits.

International studies show that they would be harmed by radiation levels already being recorded against masts in our Borough.

Missing information: The proposal does not give expected technical details like the masts’ power or the safe distance required (‘exclusion zone’)

(‘Macro cell’ range is typically seen as up to 2.5km / 1.55 miles, which would cover much of Fulham to the west of North End Rd, much of Hammersmith & West Kensington, and parts of Barnes.)



HAVE YOUR SAY…          IN A HURRY TO OBJECT?... Just click here for an example objection.


H&F Council invite comments (i.e. objections) online, link:




You can also email comments


Subject: 2021/01507/FUL

(Optionally blind copying us so we can keep track of objections – all info kept confidential. Just click the link above.)


Please make sure you at least object to the visual impact of the masts – it would make the skyline look  bulky and distorted and it wouldn’t look right from the conservation area. The unwanted mast radiation will not be good for the health of adults, children or trees in the area.

Give your name, address and postcode.


NB Comments from the public are not routinely shown.

The deadline for objections is Wednesday 9th June, but get yours in now.








The Say No To 5G campaign in H&F was set up in 2019 to stop the spread of mast radiation that’s bad for us, animals and the environment. We are active locally, spreading the word and lobbying decision-makers, including H&F Council.


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We also support the important crowd-funded national legal action - the appeal is still open for donations



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