Stockport Council has today published its decision regarding the proposed 5G mast. Prior approval for the mast, which would have been placed on Arundel Avenue in the Stepping Hill ward, is required and has been refused.
The decision notice comments that the proposal was not supported by the necessary evidence to justify the proposed development. It went on to say that the proposed siting and appearance would cause significant unacceptable harm to the character and appearance of the street scences, the locality and to residential amenity.
Councillor John Wright opposed the mast proposal and campaigned against it after hearing from residents. After listening to resident's concerns, Councillor Wright canvassed and produced an informative leaflet which was delivered locally. Councillor Wright is pleased that Stockport Council have backed the views of residents by rejecting prior approval for the planning application, and offers heartfelt thanks to residents for speaking up and ensuring their voices were heard on this important issue.