Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Plan for phone mast opposed

PLANS to replace a phone mast in Lobley Hill, Gateshead, have met with opposition by the area’s Liberal Democrat Action Team.

Team members Councillor Peter Maughan, Susan Craig and Peter Andras have been contacted by residents concerned that the replacement mast will be a worse eyesore than the current mast.

Councillor Maughan, whose Dunston Hill ward includes part of Lobley Hill, has written to Gateshead Council objecting to the plan by mobile phone operator O2.

The company wants to replace the mast at the top of Lobley Hill Bank, one of the most prominent locations in the area.

“The new mast will have three antenae,” said Cllr Maughan. “Residents have raised concerns that this is an eyesore too close to people’s homes.”

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