41ft phone mast planned for village – but residents believe it will be an eyesore

PUBLISHED: 08:00 09 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:22 10 April 2017

Residents have produced this image of how they think the mast will look.

Residents have produced this image of how they think the mast will look.

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A 41ft telephone mast could be built in Worlebury, but the idea has prompted a number of objections from residents.

Residents have produced this image of how they think the mast will look.Residents have produced this image of how they think the mast will look.

Telefonica UK Ltd, which works with Vodafone, wants to install the mast adjacent to Worlebury Golf Course, in Monks Hill, along with two dishes and equipment cabinets.

The company says it will allow for the roll-out of 4G wifi.

The application comes 11 years after O2 hoped to build a 10ft mast in the same location.

When the application was rejected, North Somerset Council said it was unsuitable because it was too close to homes and the primary school.

That decision was reinforced by the planning inspector when it went to appeal.

A number of residents have objected to the new application on the council’s planning portal saying it will be ‘visually obtrusive’ as it will be taller than any of the houses in the area.

Arthur Redman said in a letter to the council: “The whole construction, because of its size and fixtures, will have a detrimental visual effect on the whole neighbourhood.”

The application will be decided at the council’s planning meeting on Wednesday at 2.30pm, in Weston’s Town Hall in Walliscote Grove Road.


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