Mobile Mast News
Hawkenbury residents may remember in March that a mobile mast was being considered for the Hawkenbury Recreation ground. The lastest news is as follows.
Cornerstone and Telefónica, trading as O2, have identified a site in Hawkenbury Recreation Ground for a radio base station aiming to provide new 2G, 3G and 4G coverage in the area.
Their planning application for the base station is to address poor coverage in the Hawkenbury area and in response to a number of customers complaints.
It will consist of a 15m monopole, with shrouded antenna, in line with and between existing floodlight columns (see example of similar antenna). An equipment cabinet and a meter cabinet will be installed away from the floodlights close to the existing fence.
Cornerstone and Telefónica state that UK base stations are designed to comply with the stringent International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) General Public Exposure guidelines recommended by the UK government and the European Union. These guidelines also have the formal backing of the World Health Organisation.
The documents attached below give more details about the proposal and address any health concerns.
The proposed site from the planning application is as below.