Stop the mobile phone mast being erected on St Leonards Road/Bulkeley Avenue
Telefonica UK have submitted plans to erect a 17.5 meter high mobile phone mast at the junction of St Leonards Road and Bulkeley Avenue.
It should not be built in a residential area if there are other suitable sites. Telefonica UK have indicated that they have searched extensively for another suitable area but their search doesn’t seem to have been that comprehensive as there are obviously less residential sites in the local area.
Ultimately the value of the houses will drop – we have read that it could drop 20 – 25%!
Stag meadow seems to be the natural choice. It fits their criteria on all counts and already has phone masts there. They state that they cannot come to a commercial agreement with the owner i.e. they will not pay the money.
The car park next to the football ground again would be an ideal site away from houses – but this isn’t mentioned.
No long term research has been done on the effect of the Radio frequency electromagnetic fields that these produce. There is some scientific evidence shows that radio-frequency (RF) radiation may affect biological function. It is not possible to say, therefore that exposure to RF radiation, even at levels below national guidelines, is totally without potential adverse health effects. Obviously the problem is that if there is only perceived danger from the mast people will still be reluctant to buy a house in an area where there is a visible phone mast.
Normally these would not be built near schools because of the concern that this would bring to parents. The guidelines say that they should take a precautionary approach. It is worth noting that Asquiths Nursery is close to the proposed site – we are asking that they are sensitive to this.
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