Radstock 5G Plans
EE has submitted proposals for a 5G in Radstock after its bid to upgrade a mast in Bath was rejected.
11:16 06 January 2021
Proposals to bring 5G technology to Radstock has been submitted by mobile network EE after its bid to upgrade a mast in Bath was rejected.
The proposals were met with objections from more than 300 people, including city MP Vera Hobhouse due to health concerns. The application for the 5G mast was rejected because its height was inappropriate in the green belt, planning bosses have claimed.
Meanwhile, another proposal to update the equipment at the Gasex Centre in Frome Road in Radstock is expected to be approved.
The application says: “The proposed replacement equipment will not only service voice calls but will include provision for 3G, 4G and 5G data use which will be of great benefit to all users (EE and H3G [known as Three]) of the networks.
“In addition to this, EE have been awarded the contract to provide network services to the emergency services, which will operate over EE’s 5G network and as such, this site will also provide coverage for all the blue light services in this area.
“There are no other, viable alternatives in the area which can be upgraded to meet the specific technical requirement for providing 5G network coverage to the surrounding area.
“Any harm will be minimal and would be significantly outweighed by the social and economic benefits and should be supported by Bath and North East Somerset Council without delay.”