Peacehaven 5G Mast Protestations
Residents in Peacehaven object to 5G proposals submitted by Hutchison 3G UK Ltd.
16:30 18 July 2022
Peacehaven residents are up in arms to object to Hutchison 3G UK Ltd's proposal to build a 5G mast in their neighbourhood.
Residents are not happy that they found out about the proposals only in the last two weeks.
Aimee Harman, who found out about the planned mast at the end of June, said: “They aren’t telling people because when they do, look what happens. We’re objecting because they haven’t given any information, they won’t meet us.
“We would like to know, if this mast is safe why don’t they tell us? Why don’t they come and say ‘we just wanted to let you know, there is no concern with health or danger’.
“But they’re not speaking to us.”
The couple who live directly next to the proposed site said they are "terrified" of the plans.
The woman said: “There are pregnant mums in the area, I have a pacemaker for my heart. I am terrified, I can’t sleep because of this. I want to be reassured that they’re safe.”
A Three spokeswoman said: “We want to offer the community a reliable network experience and this site will be critical to making that happen.
"While we try to keep mast sites as unobtrusive as possible, they need to be situated where people will be using the service and, in many cases, in precise locations to ensure the widest breadth of coverage.
“From a health and safety perspective, 5G deployment is no different to any other mobile technology. We take our obligation to run a safe network very seriously and actively work to ensure that our network remains compliant with international guidelines.