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Mast to be made 7m taller in Norfolk village for 5G

PUBLISHED: 10:03 29 May 2020 | UPDATED: 10:15 29 May 2020

Plans for the extension of a  telecommunications mast in Saxthorpe from 15m to 22m in height. Picture: NNDC planning documents/ Arquiva

Plans for the extension of a telecommunications mast in Saxthorpe from 15m to 22m in height. Picture: NNDC planning documents/ Arquiva

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A taller telecommunications mast could soon be seen in north Norfolk as part of the roll-out of the 5G network in rural areas.

Site of the  telecommunications mast in Saxthoerpe. Picture: NNDC planning documents/ ArquivaSite of the telecommunications mast in Saxthoerpe. Picture: NNDC planning documents/ Arquiva

Plans have been submitted for an extension of the existing mast in Briston Road, Saxthorpe from 15m to 22m in height.

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The proposal also includes the installation of three antennae and two 600mm dish antennae, plus the installation of two equipment cabinets and associated apparatus and ancillary works.

The application for a prior approval determination for the installation of a 5G mobile site was submitted on behalf of Vodafone Ltd and Telefónica UK Ltd, in conjunction with Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (CTIL). The site is in a rural area west of Saxthorpe, about 125m south of the B1354 road and 80m east of Croft Lane.

The site presently has a 15m mast, equipment cabin and cabinet and associated apparatus and development.


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