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Mann is furious and says newly erected pylon has reduced his house price by £10,000

Brian Swanson, from Wolverhampton, says he now faces the option of selling the flat he’s owned for 15 years and rented out until recently for “£10,000 less”.

Brian Swanson is upset that the pylon is being erected
Brian Swanson is upset that the pylon is being erected

A man is furious that a pole worth £10,000 has been installed near his home, he claims.

Brian Swanson, 61, was going to his retirement home in Wolverhampton to pick up mail earlier this month when he first set eyes on the tall metal structure.

The 61-year-old says he was stunned by the pole, which he says blocks the view of a nearby park. Birmingham live reports.

Brian says he now faces the option of selling the flat he’s owned for 15 years and rented out until recently for “£10,000 less”.

He said he was hoping to move there with his partner – but claims she now refuses to live near a pylon.

“I was angry for telling you the truth,” Brain said.







Brian says £10,000 has been deducted from the value of his home
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“I have no idea where to complain but will as soon as I find out.

“I don’t live there but have owned and rented the apartment for 15 years. I wanted to move in there as a retirement home as it has a nice view of the park.

“I have family across the country and abroad and was hoping they might come visit. But when I walked over earlier this month, I looked out the window and I was like, ‘What the hell is that?’

“There was just a big gray pole right outside the window. I was going to check most of it and read meter readings when I saw it.”

When asked if he thought the mast had affected the value of his property, Mr Swanson said: “Absolutely. No one wants to see a tall pole with a box on the side.

“There’s a lot of parkland where it could have been hidden. But I didn’t get any notification about it before.

“It’s definitely reduced the value. I know I wouldn’t buy a house with a huge pole right outside the window. I’d like to get an appraisal, but I’d say it’s around £10,000.”







The 61-year-old planned to move into the home
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Brian’s partner was due to move in with him, but before the pylon was erected, a falling out ensued, he said.

“My partner wanted to move into the apartment with me, but there was no way she was going to live near a pole,” he added.

“She won’t even use a cell phone, she’s so paranoid. We’ve fallen out now, but if we hadn’t, there’s no way she would have come here.

“Nobody knows the long-term effects of living so close to a pole. You could suffer brain damage from the waves – microwaves or whatever they are. I mean, I’m not a scientist, but there could be health issues.”

Mr Swanson claims he has not received a letter warning him about raising the mast.

He said: “Someone said there was a notice on a lamppost, but that’s not good. I would see this from the window and think it was a poster for a lost cat or something.

“If you didn’t walk by there, you wouldn’t see it. I have a feeling they just threw it away. You know everyone would have complained about it.”

He added that the impact of the mast forced him to reconsider moving to the apartment.

He said: “It’s spoiled it now – I’ve been thinking about selling it and I think I might lose money.”

A spokesman for Wolverhampton City Council said: “Three (3) are responsible for this mast on Patshull Avenue.

“The Council has limited control over the installation of telecom masts and can only comment on some aspects of the proposed location and appearance of the masts.







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“On August 3, 2021, we put up construction site notices asking for comments on the planned mast and also included the proposal on our website. No objections or comments were received in this case.”

A spokesman for Three said: “The rollout of 5G is vital for Wolverhampton residents and businesses. We want to provide the community with a reliable networking experience, and this site is critical to achieving that.

“Poles need to be placed where people will be using the service, in precise locations to ensure the widest possible coverage.

“We conducted extensive searches and surveys to evaluate site options prior to applying for planning permission on Patshull Avenue. Wolverhampton City Council granted planning permission in September 2021.”

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