Milton Keynes 5G Mast Protested
Residents object to proposals for a 59ft tall 5G mast in Milton Keynes.
21:20 24 June 2021
Residents are voicing their concerns over proposals to build a 59ft tall mast next to a Milton Keynes conservation area.
According to the documents submitted by EE, the firm plans to place the mast on Newport Road in Woughton on the Green, beside parklands. If approved, it would just be 21 metres away from the Protected Ancient Monument site of the medieval sunken village.
Nick Pacey, one of the residents in the area, said: "The Old Woughton Parish Council and the MK Parks Trust have lodged strong objections to the inappropriate siting of this monstrosity on one of the prettiest and unspoiled village roads in MK. This is an old village road where until now, the attractive street scene has been vigorously protected, with minimal street furniture and reduced height street lights.
"This mast, if permitted, will stick out like a carbuncle on and otherwise pretty village street scene and needs to be stopped."
Nick added: "We do not object in principle to 5G masts, but this is not on a main roundabout on an main grid or major trunk road like the other similar height masts appearing recently. This is totally out of proportion with the proposed location and totally in the wrong place. There are other more suitable, less visually invasive locations close by."