Phone mast mobilises protestors

Contributed by editor on Feb 09, 2005 - 10:05 PM


Angry protestors of a mobile phone mast which is planned to be sited at the Hawkinge telephone exchange applauded the Parish Council when they decided object to the plans at the monthly meeting (9 February).

The plans for a 15 metre high timber communications monopole off Barnhurst Lane , Hawkinge will now be forwarded to Shepway Council Development Control Committee for their final decision.

Objectors were worried that not enough research had been carried out about the health dangers, especially to children.

They also suggested that it could be moved to a less populated area although they were concerned that the mast would be sited in "an area of outstanding natural beauty".