Mobile mast is approved

PLANS for a mobile phone mast has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Despite more than 50 letters of objections from neighbours near the site opposite 47 Longmoor Road, Long Eaton, councillors at Erewash Borough Council’s planning committee voted in favour of the plan last Wednesday night.

The application to build the 13.8m mast on a grass verge was submitted by mobile operators O2 and Vodafone.

Residents had concerns about their health, but planning officials pointed out to councillors that planning guidelines did not consider health issues should be taken into account by local authorities.