Watford 5G Mast Blocked by Council
Watford Borough Council has formally rejected CK Hutchinson’s Network's application to build a 15m high 5G mast in Oxhey Road.
15:20 27 June 2022
CH Hutchinson's Network's application to build a 15m high 5G mast on a strip of grass in Oxhey Road has been formally rejected by Watford Borough Council.
In a decision published on June 14, the council said that the benefits that the mast can offer do not outweigh the possible harm it can cause to the character and appearance of the area. Residents who have raised their objections said that the mast is "unsightly" and "a dreadful eyesore" that would ruin "a small pretty green area."
An objection comment read: “Why can't the mast be placed near the park where there are already telecoms and other cabinets near the main road, instead of taking away much used community spaces and views from the residents homes.
“We strongly discourage granting planning permission for this mast.”
A Three spokesperson said: “5G rollout is vital for residents and business of Watford.
"We want to offer the local area a great network experience and our planners determined that a new site was required to deliver it.
"We will look at the council’s reasons for refusal and consider our best way forwards.”