New 5G Mast for Portland
Local council approves a new 20m in Portland, citing "clear benefits".
18:35 10 April 2023
A new 5G mast will soon be constructed at a site off Easton Street in Portland following approval from the local council.
Dorset Council has approved proposals to replace an existing 15m mast with a new 20m mast on the aforementioned site to support 5G technology in the area.
A Dorset Council report said there were "benefits to both local residents, businesses and the wider community by way of the provision of improved telecommunications connectivity".
No councillors responded to the application following its filing. There were also no objections nor comments from the members of the public. A Dorset Council planning officer said that the project would "not have a significantly and demonstrably harmful impact on the setting of the conservation area" and would not affect any listed buildings.
Cornerstone, the developer, confirmed that the new masts will bring fast 5G communications for those with devices that use the technology and are signed up to a Vodafone contract.
According to the application, the mast site is within the Portland Conservation Area and close to the Tout Quarry Reserve and the Sculpture Park, and is within 25m (82ft) of the nearest home.