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Petition Against Phone Mast Submitted To Council

Monday February 11 2013

A PETITION against the erection of a mobile phone mast on the former Wombwell Baths has been submitted to the council.

The petition - which has 16 names - was presented to the council's chief executive, Diana Terris.

Communications network Orange wants to put a temporary mast on the building and plans for a permanent one to be erected on the building's chimney.

The petition was started by Neil Adnitt, 42, earlier this year after the 20m high temporary mast was erected in the back yard of the former baths building without informing residents.

Neil said: "This mast has been erected without the consideration of residents and their views and, although it's only there for six months, the permanent mast will be on the chimney - which will create a greater imposition on a built up area.''

Orange is currently in a dispute with the council over whether it was required to apply for planning permission for the temporary mast.

Temporary, moveable, masts do not require it in an emergency but the council argues the company knew the mast's previous location - Wombwell High - was being demolished 12 months in advance.

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Reply Posted by Jan on Monday February 11 2013 at 15:52
12? Give ova that's not a petition I've seen longer shopping lists
If its gunna be on a chimney anyway what's the big deal let them put it up if its needed

Reply Posted by Aunt Hilder on Monday February 11 2013 at 19:59
Jan, you beat me to it. How can you expect the council to act on public pressure and opinion if all you can do is to collect 12 signatures? Shows a little lack of effort and ambition.

Reply Posted by les on Tuesday February 12 2013 at 01:42
I can never understand what the big issue is about erecting masts . this is today and
mobile technology is in 99% of peoples lives. ihave a beautiful view of the countryside and within 200 yds is a mast
aprox 20 metres high its not ugly or unsightlly it just stands there. biirds sit on it and they dont complain much rather that than when i was little at brampton and had coal stack as far as the eye could see.if the signatorys all have internet then they are really contradicting the whole future of technology........we want it but not in our garden