[Excerpt from Stockport Times 27/7/06. I don't seem to have spotted this application.]
T-Mobile are planning to locate a new mast in Cheadle. But despite the usual flurry of residential protest, only two objections have so far been received by the council.
Planning officers have endorsed the company's plans to put up a 15 metre mast, on the Demming Road industrial estate.
Two letters from house-holders in roads surrounding the interlinked Demmings and Brookfield industrial estates, expressed concerns over the aesthetic and health implications of a new installation. "The siting of the mast is out of keeping with the architectural and historical character of the original Victorian buildings."
They also said: "The evidence regarding long-term exposure to radio waves from a telecommunications mast is not conclusive. It would therefore be inappropriate on health and safety grounds."
Other issues included interference with television reception and the change in outlook for nearby residents when trees have shed their leaves in winter.
Council officers, however, have suggested the planning committee gives the go-ahead to T-Mobile.
Cheadle Area Committee will discuss the application at Ladybridge Park Residents' Club, Edenbridge Road, Cheadle Hulme on Tuesday August 1st.