Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Plan withdrawn for phone mast

ROMILEY villagers are celebrating defeating an attempt by phone giant Orange to put a mast in the village centre.
The application, which was to put a near 40ft mast outside Romiley Forum, had been due for a decision at last night's meeting of the Werneth Area Committee, but was withdrawn by the firm on Monday, following villagers' concerns for the health of children at the local Romiley Primary School less than 100 metres away.
However, as the Stockport Express went to press last night the Werneth committee was discussing whether to approve an even bigger 56ft mobile mast by 02 on land owned by Network Rail at Romiley Railway Station. The application which was supported by Stockport Council officers stated that the new antenna, dish and cabinet are painted ivy green.

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