Chadwell Heath 5G Investigation
A 10-metre 5G mast in Chadwell Heath currently being investigated by Redbridge Council.
05:51 17 September 2020
Redbridge Council has confirmed that it is currently investigating a 10-metre mast built in Hig Road in Romford. The move comes 8 months after residents have complained about not being given the opportunity to raise their objections before the 5G mast was installed.
Rama Muraleetharan, chairman of the residents association, said: "We have nothing against technological advancements in telecommunications, but this tower is a monstrosity.
"It is visually intrusive and does not fit in with local architecture at all, especially as the building is situated in the residential part of Chadwell Heath Road with housing surrounding it.
"There are plenty of better suited sites close by in the industrial part of Chadwell Heath.
"People are so aggrieved by this, I get questions about it all the time. It has just blighted the skyline completely.
"This case should have been discussed in a planning committee hearing, but residents of Chadwell Heath never granted that opportunity.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for telecoms company MNBL said that they have "provided all necessary documentation" and submitted an "application for prior approval for siting and design" to Redbridge Council, as required by planning law.