RESIDENTS celebrated with champagne after a bid to build a 40-foot 5G telephone pole near their homes was rejected.
However, Lewes County Council refused permission for the mast to be built. He said the proposal was “incongruous, overbearing and overly dominant in the street scene, and failed to integrate with and take into account the environment”.
It was also said that insufficient information had been provided to justify and justify the proposed site.
Juliette Kent, who lives on the street where the pylon would have been built, had expressed concern that the tower would sit on the site of an “accident black spot”.
She said: “It was not a question of if but when the mast would be hit if he had gone ahead. Two houses stand very close to the proposed site. So if it had come down it would have gone through the roof.
“It’s absolutely brilliant that it’s not going any further, we’re all delighted. We were a bit taken aback at first – we didn’t believe little people like us could make a difference.
“We had a little party on the street yesterday. We had a bottle of champagne. It was like a little celebration that we were able to accomplish something and that people were listening to us.
“It shows that when a community comes together, you can achieve something.
Phil Davis, Peacehaven North Council member, also welcomed the council’s decision to reject the plans.
He said: “I had an interview with council officials and they had informed me that the application might be rejected.
“I’m pleased with this as it gives the Council an opportunity to work with Hutchison and find a more suitable mast.
“I hope everything will be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction.”
Three were asked to comment.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20287282.peacehaven-residents-celebrate-plans-5g-mast-rejected/?ref=rss Peacehaven residents celebrate as plans for a 5G mast are rejected