PLANS have gone in for a 4G mobile network mast at Hoyland Common.

Telefónica has applied to install the radio base station on Tankersley Lane as part of an upgrade and redevelopment of an existing base.

However, planners have queried the scheme saying the number of cabinets or units planned was "rather unfortunate" as it could result in a "cluttered appearance."

The applicant has investigated re-siting the units or containing them in a bigger cabinet. But this was not possible as no bigger design was available and underground ducts were already in place.

Comments are being received on the scheme until June 2.