5G Mast Proposal Defended by Three
Three insists a 20-metre high mast in Chesterfield is necessary despite concerns over its unsightly appearance and proximity to school.
18:22 06 January 2022
Three is asking Chesterfield Borough Council to reconsider its application for a 5G mast in Inkersall Green Road. This followed the local authorities rejection of another proposal for a mast in Spital Lane.
Members of the public are opposed to the latest digital push due to the "unsightly" structure being visible from Staveley, Middlecroft, Inkersall and Hollingwood.
Dean Rhodes, who represents Inkersall Green on Staveley Town Council, said: “The traffic is busy around that area as it is without works vans entering and a new housing estate going in that location.
“There is a school across the road from this proposal and there isn’t enough scientific evidence to show that these do not harm the members of public.”
A spokesman for Three said: “5G rollout is vital for residents and businesses in Inkersall.
“We want to offer the community a reliable network experience and this site will be critical to making that happen.
“Masts needs to be situated where people will be using the service and, in precise locations to ensure the widest breadth of coverage.
“We carry out extensive searches and surveys to evaluate all the options.”