Somerset Council Supports 5G Campaigners
Somerset council supports campaigners opposing 5G; halts deployment until proven safe to humans and the environment.
18:04 26 October 2019
Somerset council has officially blocked the deployment of 5G over apparent health concerns. During the town development and planning meeting, Shepton Mallet Town Council confirmed decision to delay any decision on 5G until the technology is proven safe to humans and the environment.
The move follows a presentation of five members of the public who urge the council to be cautious and request evidence before going ahead. Stuart Dike, one of the presenters, said: “We are delighted to have halted the installation of 5G in Shepton Mallet.”
“The town council was delegated responsibility by Mendip to vote on the dangers of 5G until further evidence of its safety to the public has been forthcoming.
“This is fantastic news as now Frome, Shepton Mallet and Glastonbury have all agreed a Precautionary Principle on 5G.”
“This was achieved through lobbying the councilors with several documents and evidence that the new technology is a serious danger to public health and the environment.”
“The council gave a unanimous vote for the Precautionary Principle.
Councillor Matthew Harrison added: “The Council’s Town Development and Planning Committee is absolutely not against rolling out 5G forever more. Councillors recognise the economic benefits of 5G could be huge.”
“But we need to see solid evidence that it is safe first. We have already been contacted by the government’s 5G delivery group (Mobile UK) and we have requested further information.