Bishy Road York 5G Mast Objection
Proposals to install a 16m 5G mobile phone mast on the corner of Scarcroft and Bishopthorpe Roads were objected to by more than 20 residents.
13:46 12 January 2022
CK Hutchison Networks (UK) proposals to install a 16 metre 5G mobile phone on the corner of Scarcroft and Bishopthorpe Roads have met objections from more than 20 local residents.
The proposal, which was submitted to the local council on December 9, says the mast is a 'requirement to upgrade the network to improve coverage' in the area. It added that the chosen location is a 'highly constrained cell search area' and noted that there are no schools nearby.
However, residents say that the mast would ruin the area. Susan Major, who lives nearby, said: “This small area of our neighbourhood plays a crucial role as a tiny green space in a heavily trafficked area, a small space very much valued by local people.
“Elements include careful landscaping by local volunteers, a sculpture devised to reflect the local community, benches and floral planting funded by local businesses."
“A mast sited at the front of this small site will be unduly prominent, and the required three cabinets on the nearby pavement will clutter the area, reducing a busy space for pedestrians. We feel this proposal is entirely inappropriate.”
Karen Gordon, of Russell Street, said: “To put this mast in this area I feel would have a negative impact on a quiet oasis used by lots of people for meeting up, quiet moments looking out on a beautiful cherry tree.”
James Grainger, who lives on Bishopthorpe Road, added: “This would ruin the green space that has been created at some cost. The area is used a great deal by people, who often, have limited green space of their own. Clearly, a mast such as this would significantly impact on that and reduce the areas use.”