Removal of public payphones

September 2017

British Telecom (BT) contacted us on 8 June 2017 to advise us they intend to remove the public call box at Airedale Rd near Fryston Rd, Castleford WF10 3EE, as it had recently been damaged beyond economical repair. The nearest alternative kiosk is at The Square Fryston Road, WF10 3JJ, which is 615 meters away. 

BT posted this notice in the call box on 8 June 2017 advising anyone to send their comments to the Local Planning Authority within 42 days.  

We received no comments or objections to the removal of this call box during this period.  There was a 30 day consultation on the First Notification which closed on 22 August 2017.

As no comments were received during this consultation period, the Council has decided not to object to the removal of this public call box.

The final notice has been sent to BT and the Secretary of State setting out our final decision and the reasons for this decision.

February 2017

British Telecom (BT) contacted us on 7 November 2016 to advise us that they intend to remove the public call box at Hendal Lane - Wharncliffe Rd, Wakefield, as it had recently been damaged beyond economical repair. The nearest alternative kiosk is at Kettlethorpe Rd - Langsett Rd, which is 670 meters away.

BT posted a notice in this box on 7 November 2016 advising anyone to send their comments to the Local Planning Authority within 42 days. We did not receive any comments during this period. There was a 30 day consultation on the first notification which closed at 5pm on 6 February 2017. As no comments were received during this consultation period, the Council has decided not to object to the removal of this public call box.

The final notice has been sent to BT and the Secretary of State setting out our final decision and the reasons for this decision.

January 2017

British Telecom (BT) contacted us on 16 September 2016 to advise us that they intend to remove some phone boxes across the district. BT posted a notice in each of these boxes on 31 August 2016 advising anyone to send their comments to the Local Planning Authority within 42 days. We did not received any objections during this period. There was a 30 day consultation on the first notification which closed at midnight on 2 January 2017. The first notification stated that we did not intend to object to the removal of any of these phone boxes.

After carefully considering the comments received, we have now sent our final notification to BT and the Secretary of State setting out our final decision and the reasons for this decision. If you wish to discuss this notification please contact us using the details below.

Contact us

Spatial Policy Group

Planning Services
Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 306417 / 306495