Harrow Council 5G Mast Meeting
Harrow Council's planning committee to discuss whether to approve a proposed 20-metre 5G mast in Stanmore.
08:05 03 September 2020
Harrow Council's planning committee is set to meet to discuss the proposed installation of a 20-metre tall 5G mast in Elizabeth Gardens, Stanmore.
Residents and anti-5G campaigners have previously raised concerns surrounding the height of the structure and its possible impact on public health and the surrounding area.
The council has since responded saying that 20 metres is the minimum height to allow for 5G services and explained that the "the limited virtual intrusion this causes would be significantly outweighed by the public benefit of 5G provision in the area."
Officers have also noted that the committee can only judge the proposals on planning grounds and pointed out the applicant is committed to non-ionising radiation protection.
Besides the 5G mast proposal, the committee will also discuss a floor extension to a building in Edgware to provide eight more flats and a new three-storey building made up of seven flats in Pinner Road. The councillors have previously refused plans for a development at The Hive, the home of Barnet Football Club. The applicant applied for a permit to build a four-storey building housing medical facilities, hotel, student accommodation and a sporting higher education centre. The plan has been rejected because of its design and the height of the structure will have a negative impact on the area.