Anchorsholme Residents Object to 5G Mast
Anchorsholme residents describe the new 5G mast as a "hideous monster" and an eyesore.
11:46 14 March 2022
Residents are protesting against a 15 metre pole that has been built at the junction of Anchorsholme Lane East and St George’s Avenue without their permission.
Graham Lord, who lives in the area, said: “Does anyone else think this hideous monster mast that appeared last week like a mushroom overnight is an eyesore?
"It was imposed on our community without any consultation, other than a poxy A4 notice of Planning intent stuck to a nearby lamppost.”
IX Wireless Ltd said it sent a letter to homes in the area last July before the 5G mast was built. The firm said the pole delivers high-speed wireless internet capable of 1GB per second.
Tony Williams, Anchorsholme councillor and leader of the Conservative opposition at Blackpool Council, has made a formal objection during the planning stage due to possible health risk to children at nearby St Teresa's Primary School.
“Those most at risk are children under the age of 11 due to their skulls not yet being fully developed,” he said, referring to a study published in 2002 claiming the electromagnetic fields emitted could potentially influence human mood and behaviour.