PLANS for a new 20-metre tall 5G mast in Chickerell have been submitted.
Atlas Tower Group (ATG) has lodged a planning application with Dorset Council for the installation of a range of equipment, including the 22.5-metre mast adjacent to the solar farm at Coldharbour.
Beacon Comms, on behalf of ATG, said the equipment was ‘paramount’ due to a ‘current massive shift in user demand’.
“The current proposal therefore provides such additional capacity to the network while still promoting new and improved technologies,” it said.
“Base stations use radio signals to connect mobile devices and phones to the network, enabling people to send and receive; calls, texts, emails, pictures, web, TV and downloads.
“Without base stations, mobile devices and phones will not work.”
It added: “The location enables the whole of the surrounding area to benefit from improved 5G network coverage and has been designed to be future proof, thus enabling other technologies to be deployed depending on the demand required.”
The compound would be enclosed using 1.8m-high chainlink fencing, the plan added.
For more information, and to comment on the scheme, log on to www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk and search for application reference P/PAEL/2023/03076.