Deganwy 5G Mast Rejected
Conwy County Borough Council rejects an application for a 16m-tall monopole in Deganwy.
14:37 29 January 2022
CK Hutchison Network's application to build a 16m-tall monopole in Deganwy has been officially rejected by the Conwy County Borough Council's planning committee.
On January 12, council members voted unanimously 12-0 in favour of refusing the application following a site visit. Speaking at the meeting, Councillor Mike Priestley of the Marl ward said that many residents were opposed to the proposal and were concerned about the mast's placement on pavement and proximity to a busy bus stop.
Cllr Priestley said: “When I first saw it, I was quite shocked, because it looked to me that the size and scale was industrial.
“It would be like putting Nelson’s Column up at the top end of Marl Lane. It would be out of place in an industrial area, never mind a residential setting.”
Cllr Austin Roberts (Eglwysbach ward), who was on the site visit the previous day, added: “If they placed that pole where they wanted to place it, it would almost be as high as the pillar above Bodysgallen, which looks down on those houses.
“So, it is an unsuitable site for something of this size.”