5G Mast Refused in Greenmount
Bury Council refused an application for a 16m 5G mast on Coleridge Road following weeks of campaign by Greenmount residents.
09:23 31 October 2022
Greenmount residents have rejoiced following news that Bury Council has officially rejected plans to install a 16 metre 5G mast on Coleridge Road. Residents have been campaigning for weeks voicing their concerns, particularly over the height and positioning of the mast.
According to the application documents, the proposed 5G mast will bring some of the fastest internet speeds and the most modern form of mobile connectivity to the village.
In a video released on Facebook, Cllr Liam James Dean said: “We have had confirmation today that the planning application has been refused.
“Thank you so much to everyone who joined me, Cllrs Khalid Hussain and Roger Brown, and our MP James Daly.
“Whether it was coming to the public meeting, putting your objections in or coming out delivering letters to residents with us – that has paid off!”
James Daly MP has previously stated: “There have been some unhelpful suggestions that the council are unable to reject this proposal due to national planning policy.
“This is simply not true. Councils are not able to outright ban mast building in their area, but they are absolutely able to reject applications based on normal planning concerns.”