Winklebury 5G Mast Application
CK Hutchinson Networks submits plans to build a 5G mast in Winklebury to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
17:38 02 November 2022
CK Hutchison Networks has submitted an application to build a 15-metre mast in Winklebury to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. It comes two months after a number of proposals for phone masts at Kempshott Junction and Woodbury Road in Hatch Warren by the company were rejected.
The proposal is opposed by nearby residents.
Chris Lillie of Tintagel Close said: “The siting and appearance of this proposed telecommunications installation is insensitive and is detrimental to the surrounding properties and to the people that use the green space.
“Due to the upcoming redevelopment of the Winklebury Centre area the nearby play area will be demolished, which means our children will have no green space close by to play and to exercise.”
Another resident said that the proposed mast would be "an eyesore". David Cotter added: “There appear to be many sites in the Winklebury area where this could be avoided, but the proposal seems to take no account for this.”