Langstone 5G Mast Proposal Submitted
Sinclair Dalby Ltd submits an application to build a 20-metre high 5G mast in Langstone.
07:24 11 November 2021
Sinclair Dalby Ltd has submitted an application to install a 5G mast on land to the west of Waltwood Road. If approved, the proposals, which were submitted on behalf of Cornerstone Telecommunications, would deliver "enhanced 3G and 4G coverage as well as new 5G coverage to the area"
According to the planning documents, the site "has been selected as a means of balancing the technical needs of the operator against those of the local community and local planning authority.”
Earlier this week, a similar proposal submitted to Newport City Council has already received objections from residents. A local councillor also raised concerns regarding the project, including visual eyesore concerns and the possible effects of radiation.
Responding to the outline consultation, Cllr Martyn Kellaway said: “We have had sight of the application in respect of the above on Facebook and would like to voice our concerns about this application.
“1. Radiation concerns and health issues related to these masts.
“2. Unsightly - should be situated within a wooded area which we believe has been raised by another resident on Facebook.
“3. It's an area that gets flooded which causes obvious concern. This has also been raised on Facebook.
“4. We also note there have also been comments around the children in our community in which they may be tempted to climb etc which we also agree with the dangers this may pose.”