Plan made for installation of phone mast in Salisbury

Plan made for installation of phone mast in Salisbury

Published by Jack Deery at 5:45am 25th June 2020.

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A planning application has been submitted to Wiltshire Council, and we're able to make our comments on it.

The plans say that they would like to install a phone mast just off London Road, Salisbury, to improve signal in the area. 

It would be placed on the eastern side of the A30 next to the railway line and the allotments, with the application submitted by phone operator EE

Location of new phone mast in Salisbury
The red dot is the proposed location of the mast, just off London Road

The 'telecommunication base station' will be 17.5 metres tall and the applicant says it will have little impact on the visual amenity of the area. 

The application says: 

"The licence granted to EE demands that strict coverage qualities are met nationwide. It is essential that the benefits of mobile phones are available across the population. 

Mobile networks are constantly reviewed to ensure that there is adequate coverage and capacity to meet customer demands. In the current environment there is an expectation for signal coverage to be available at home, in the workplace, while shopping, enjoying leisure activities or in transit.

A requirement for improved network coverage has been identified in this area. This is an installation of a new site which will provide essential services for users of the rail, residents and businesses within the immediate vicinity, and the Emergency Services."

They say it will bring a much needed improvement to phone signal in the area.

Current and proposed phone signal in Salisbury with plans for new phone mast
The proposed (below) phone signal in the area compared to the current one (above). Green is high signal, red being low. The star marks the location of the mast

You can read the full plans by going to unidoc.wiltshire.gov.uk/document.

HAVE YOUR SAY

We now have until Monday 13th July to be able to make our views known on the application. 

They have set a target date for decision for Wednesday 29th July. 

You can have your say by visiting planning.wiltshire.gov.uk

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