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65ft mobile phone mast plan submitted in Wortley

Plans for a 65ft-tall 5G mobile phone mast have been submitted in Wortley.

The proposals, by CK Hutchison Networks (UK) Ltd on behalf of Three, would see the mast and communication equipment be sited near the junction of Oldfield Lane and Highfield Lane.

A planning statement accompanying the application states: “The very nature of installing new 5G mast infrastructure within such an urban setting requires a highly considered balance between the need to extend practical coverage reach with that of increasing risk of visual amenity intrusion.

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“In this location, existing mast sites are not capable of supporting additional equipment compliment to extend coverage reach across the target area and prospective ‘in-fill’ mast sites are extremely limited.

“There is an acute need for a new base station to provide effective service coverage and in this case, the height of the proposed street pole is the minimum required to bring the benefits of 5G to this area.”

The plans can be viewed in full here.

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