BT - Proposed removal of the public Telephone Kiosk at Meopham Railway Station

BT are proposing to remove the telephone kiosk at Meopham Railway Station. Please see the notice and letter below sent to Gravesham Borough Council from BT, both of which have been placed on the telephone kiosk. If you wish to make a representation, this must be done through Gravesham Borough Council Planning Services by Monday 11th March 2019 - please send to Mrs Avril Waterman, Customer NSIP Project Support Officer (Planning and Regeneration), Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Kent DA12 1AU or email

Please find below a link to the Guidance on procedures for the removal of public phones boxes.

This guidance sets out the criteria that the Council has to consider when deciding whether or not to object to the proposed removal of the telephone kiosk concerned and include the Council being satisfied that its decision to raise concern is:

• Objectively justifiable in relation to the networks, services, facilities, apparatus or directories to which it relates;

• Not such as to discriminate unduly against particular persons or against a particular description of persons;

• Proportionate to what it is intended to achieve; and

• In relation to what it is intended to achieve, transparent.

Additionally the Council must also be satisfied that we are acting in accordance with the six Community requirements set out in section 4 of the Communications Act 2003. The six Community requirements are set out in Section 7 “Responses to consultation” of the above mentioned guidance notes