Worthing 5G Mast Approval
Proposals for a new 5G mast near a Worthing school have been granted permission.
20:47 31 March 2022
A new 5G mast is set to be built near a Worthing school after proposals submitted by mobile provider EE were approved by the local authority.
In a document submitted to the local council, EE says they want to replace an existing telecoms pole near Bohunt School with a 15 metre tall 5G mast.
The firm's statement about the project reads: “The upgrade is required to provide increased 4G coverage and capacity and ensure that the mast is ready for 5G coverage and capacity.”
The project will push through despite receiving more than 40 objections from local residents.
One objector said: “The need to ensure that citizens are not exposed to electromagnetic fields at a level harmful to public health is imperative.
“There has been no independent verification here that the standard will be met, that it will be safe for children or wildlife, or that the influence of other masts in the area will raise the level of radiation above the guidelines.
“Without technical information, how can an informed decision be made?”
Another objector, a local child-minder, said: “A huge part of my work is safeguarding.
“This type of radiation threatens the health and safety of us all, but particularly our children.
“To ignore this would be neglectful at best and potentially criminal at worst.”