Garforth 5G Mast Refusal
Proposals to install a 15m high 5G phone mast in Garforth have been rejected by the Leeds City Council.
07:51 11 November 2021
CK Hutchinson Networks (UK) Ltd's application for a 5G mast on a grass verge at the junction of Fairburn Drive and Woodlands Drive has been officially rejected by Leeds City Council.
The rejection follows objections from residents due to the possible effects of the infrastructure on house prices and people's health.
An objection was summarised as: "Mast is huge and unsightly - an eyesore; towers over houses, trees, shrubs by some margin."
The council received one letter supporting the application, which was summarised as: "Great idea, great location - desperately need better signal strength. Not too near people’s houses and benefit those on the train."
A Leeds City Council refusal of development decision notice states: "The local planning authority consider that the proposed telecommunications equipment, by reason of its height, design and its position within openspace would represent an unduly prominent and incongruous feature within the streetview that would adversely impact on the visual amenities of the locality and the outlook of occupiers of nearby residential properties in particular."