Relief as mast plan withdrawn
A MOBILE phone mast proposal, which enraged people in a Huntingdonshire village, has been withdrawn, but the fight to oppose the plans continues. T-Mobile decided to withdraw the application for a 20-metre mast in Great Paxton after a report in The Hunts
A MOBILE phone mast proposal, which enraged people in a Huntingdonshire village, has been withdrawn, but the fight to oppose the plans continues.
T-Mobile decided to withdraw the application for a 20-metre mast in Great Paxton after a report in The Hunts Post, intervention by Huntingdon MP, Jonathan Djanogly and protest leaflets delivered to every home in the village.
Protesters mounted a fierce campaign against the construction, which would have been height of five double-decker buses.
Nearby residents said they had been "overlooked" when letters about the proposals were sent out by Huntingdonshire District Council.
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Last week Barrie Taylor-Smith, spokesman for T-Mobile, said the application had been withdrawn but another application would be submitted on farmland further away from homes. He said the new mast would have to be higher.
Mother-of-three Fleur Bateman, whose home, where she runs a childminding business and a B&B, would have been nearest to the mast, said: "We are absolutely delighted. I haven't had a decent night's sleep for weeks with this hanging over us. Now we can just get on with our everyday lives. The parents of the children I mind had said they would remove them if the mast had gone up.
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