'Views ignored over blot on the landscape 5G mast' - Shrewsbury residents
Residents claim their views were ignored over the siting of a 20m tall (65ft) 5G mast which is set to loom over trees in their part of Shrewsbury.
The plan for the mast west of Crowmeole Lane has already been passed by planners but campaigners are hoping for a last minute change of heart to get it moved "50 yards away around the corner" in Radbrook Road.
Mobile operator Three says it is trying to be as unobtrusive as possible but it does need to be sited near to where people will be using the service.
Campaigner Arnie Jones said: "I have no issue with 5G but we had no consultation, nothing. There had been an A4 sheet posted about roadworks in the area for some time which had been replaced but no-one noticed that it was a different issue.
"They have ignored all the suggestions we have made just to move it round the corner and disguise it in some way. It is as if they were trying to hide something from residents. It will be the most incredible blot on the landscape.
"The 20m would be well over the treeline.
"It was a failure to ask the community or listen to our concerns."
Residents had also wanted it to be painted green to blend in a bit more, instead of the proposed grey.