Sheffield Residents Object to 5G Mast
Sheffield residents object to plans to build an "eyesore" 5G mast that "will attract graffiti and unwanted visitors".
17:42 29 March 2022
Residents of Beauchief, a leafy suburb in Sheffield, are fighting plans to build a 20-metre 5G phone mast in a land in front of 224 and 226 Abbey Lane.
Cornerstone submitted the proposal with an intent to build a 5G phone mast that would be as tall as the Angel of the North statue with associated cabinets.
Doris Hayward started rallying neighbours to submit objections to the local council to block the application.
An objector said: “Abbey Lane is one of the nicest roads in Sheffield in my opinion. It is also a route for many people to enter the city centre and the gateway to the Peak District. It should be treated as a place for Sheffield to be proud of. All the properties on the road are well kept. We are proud of our homes.
“I am not against progress if it is in the best interests of the majority. I do not believe that anyone on Abbey Lane is struggling to access broadband or have a signal on their mobile phone, so why do we need another mast? This is just to further the business interests of already successful companies and not in the interests of the Sheffield people.
“We want open, clean, green living spaces where you can enjoy a walk in the sunshine. Not to be faced by an eyesore that will almost certainly be subject to graffiti and the presence of unwanted visitors. My neighbour is very elderly and I am sure that she is not happy for unwanted visitors outside her property which will undoubtedly happen. We have four dogs and if people are hanging around outside they will bark and cause distress to all.
“The pole will place a shadow on our property which I find unacceptable. The view to exit the junction from Folds Crescent will be obstructed which will no doubt cause accidents.