Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Signal of Protest

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Signal of Protest

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Byline: Naomi Paylor

Residents hoping to block plans for a phone mast between two Stockton schools are taking their fight to the next level.

Hundreds of people objected to the 15m high mast and base station proposed for the site opposite the junction of Greens Lane and Greens Grove in Hartburn.

The plans were reluctantly passed by councillors at a planning committee meeting of Stockton Council last month.

Members told residents their hands are tied by Central Government policy in the matter and gave prior approval for the O2 development.

Residents living nearby are now appealing to Stockton South MP, Dari Taylor.

The MP has confirmed she is currently investigating the decision which people believe will lead to a potential threat to public health, a devaluation of nearby properties and a blot on the landscape.

David Binks, of Auckland Way, Hartburn, is among those expressing fears over the proposals, including governors from Ian Ramsey CE School. …

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