5G Mast Plans Rejected by Council
Bolton council rejects three applications for 5G masts.
17:06 29 April 2021
Bolton Council has rejected proposals to built 18ft and 20ft 5G masts at locations in Halliwell and Sharples. Another application, which was submitted last month, for a 15ft mast at Middlebrook, was also rejected after residents wrote to complain over concerns about health, safety, noise, emissions and radio waves.
The letter of rejection says that the masts would 'add clutter' be 'visually intrusive' and have 'a stark utilitarian design'.
In March, councillors have also rejected applications for a mast and cabinets on Mansell Way because the proposed site was close to the Meadows housing estate and the industrial and the commercial area beyond the links to Aspinall Way. The applicant was subsequently advised to look for an alternative location.
A Three spokesman said: “Access to 5G has a vital role to play in boosting local economies, helping residents and businesses get faster and more reliable network coverage.
“We are assessing our options for continuing to supply 5G and improved 4G to the residents and businesses of Halliwell and Sharples.
“We will work with the council to find a way forwards.”