Green light is given for tele­phone mast

Rutherglen Reformer - - POLITICS -

Coun­cil­lors have given the go ahead for a 15 me­tre high phone mast to be built on land at Burn­side Bowl­ing Club.

Mem­bers of the plan­ning com­mit­tee ok’d the pro­posal from H3G UK Lim­ited at their meet­ing yesterday (Tues­day).

Eight ob­jec­tions were made to the plan, which will see a sec­ond mast placed on a flat area of land to the north of the two bowl­ing greens.

The equip­ment cab­i­net will be lo­cated be­hind an ex­ist­ing ma­ture hedge.

All the ob­jec­tions came from peo­ple liv­ing on Blair­beth Road.

They claimed to have ex­pe­ri­enced in­ter­fer­ence with their land­lines since the first mast was erected and were wor­ried about the pos­si­ble im­pact on prop­erty prices.

Other con­cerns in­cluded noise emis­sions, the loss of an un-spoilt view and the po­ten­tial im­pact on lifestyle.

But of­fi­cers dis­missed the ar­gu­ments, telling coun­cil­lors:“I am sat­is­fied that this pro­posal more closely ac­cords with the aims and ob­jec­tives of the coun­cil’s pol­icy in re­la­tion to telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions than the other avail­able al­ter­na­tive of an ad­di­tional street­work monopole.”

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