Leamington 5G Mast Location Objections
Residents object to plans to build a 5G mast in a village near Leamington.
11:31 10 September 2021
Proposals to build a 5G mast in a village near Leamington have met strong objections from residents. While many are not against the 5G technology, they say that they are unhappy with the location of the "outlandish" structure.
CK Hutchison Networks (UK) submitted the proposals to Warwick District Council with the goal to provide residents with better coverage.
Since the application was submitted, the Joint Parish Council of Eathorpe, Hunningham, Offchurch and Wappenbury have objected to the plans.
Simon Shackleton, chair of the Parish Council, said: "I have no issues with 5G coming to the village however, I would prefer to have an opportunity to work with the applicant (Telecommunications equipment provider) to find a mutually agreeable location.
"I do object to the proposed location as it will have a major impact on those that live closest to the mast, it would be a dominant feature in their daily lives and this seems an insensitive choice.
"Also, the village has tried to maintain its rural appeal not just for residents but all those people who visit on recreational activities mostly walking and cycling - the mast would be an outlandish structure in the central part of the village.