Council bans phone masts on its land

Bolton Evening News Saturday

18 February 2006

MOBILE-PHONE masts are being banned from land owned by Bolton Council amid fears they pose a health risk. Councillors backed a resolution preventing companies from using council-owned property to erect masts - except in extreme cases where the site is on open land and is the most suitable location available. The move will also see existing masts taken down when their current contracts expire. Cllr Barbara Ronson, the council leader, will personally consider all bids to erect masts on council property on a case-by-case basis. Tory councillor Andy Morgan, who was behind the resolution, said not enough was known about the health risks posed by masts. He told a meeting of the council: "This is a genuine attempt to address the safety fears around phone masts. "We have a chance to say "stop" and to demand more information." But in some cases, where council land was further away from homes and buildings than other available sites, companies could be permitted to erect masts. Under planning law, councillors on the planning committee are unable to refuse applications for mobile phone masts on health and safety grounds on land it does not own. But Cllr Morgan says the councilís new rule will give it more control over the erection of masts. Fears over the safety of mobile phone masts have existed since they were first introduced 15 years ago. The microwaves they generate have been linked to a number of health problems, from headaches to nosebleeds. Five of the current 129 phone masts in the borough are on council-owned land, earning the local authority around £30,000 per year. They are at Stapleton Avenue, Heaton; Duddon Avenue, Breightmet; Rainford House, Haydock Street on the School Estate; Brandwood Street School, Daubhill; and Horwich Leisure Centre. Cllr David Wilkinson, the Liberal Democrat executive member for regeneration and development at Bolton Council, supported the resolution. But he said: "You can’t just say mobile phones are terrible, because the public are voting with their feet and buying these things from shops. "Unfortunately, no government will ever allow a report that says mobile phones are harmful." Labour councillor Laurie Williamson said: "There are some good examples of council land that is ideal for phone masts, such as the golf course in Regent Road. "Masts could be moved on to council land to get them off the public highway."

World-News

Independent Media Source

User Status

Du bist nicht angemeldet.

Suche

 

Aktuelle Beiträge

Over 30,000 US Veterans...
https://www.commondreams.o rg/news/2021/06/21/over-30 000-us-veterans-post-911-w ars-have-killed-themselves -2001?utm_term=AO&utm_camp aign=Daily%20Newsletter&ut m_content=email&utm_source =Daily%20Newsletter&utm_me dium=Email
rudkla - 22. Jun, 05:17
January 6 Wasn't the...
https://truthout.org/artic les/jan-6-wasnt-the-end-th e-right-is-trying-a-hostil e-takeover-state-by-state/ ?eType=EmailBlastContent&e Id=01455da8-5e94-403d-a95a -955f8d77831e
rudkla - 22. Jun, 05:13
How Far Will the GOP...
https://truthout.org/artic les/how-far-will-the-gop-g o-to-steal-the-2022-electi on/?eType=EmailBlastConten t&eId=4278f52d-313a-4a9f-b db2-fb8e5ea1c702
rudkla - 20. Jun, 22:08
Global Call Goes Out...
https://www.commondreams.o rg/news/2021/06/18/global- call-goes-out-end-destruct ion-canadas-ancient-forest s?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign =Daily%20Newsletter&utm_co ntent=email&utm_source=Dai ly%20Newsletter&utm_medium =Email
rudkla - 19. Jun, 05:44
It's Time to End the...
https://www.commondreams.o rg/views/2021/06/16/its-ti me-end-war-drugs-once-and- all?utm_term=AO&utm_campai gn=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_ content=email&utm_source=D aily%20Newsletter&utm_medi um=Email
rudkla - 17. Jun, 05:14

Archiv

Februar 2006
Mo
Di
Mi
Do
Fr
Sa
So
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Status

Online seit 5919 Tagen
Zuletzt aktualisiert: 22. Jun, 05:17

Credits


Afghanistan
Animal Protection - Tierschutz
AUFBRUCH für Bürgerrechte, Freiheit und Gesundheit
Big Brother - NWO
Britain
Canada
Care2 Connect
Chemtrails
Civil Rights - Buergerrechte - Politik
Cuts in Social Welfare - Sozialabbau
Cybermobbing
Datenschutzerklärung
Death Penalty - Todesstrafe
Depleted Uranium Poisoning (D.U.)
Disclaimer - Haftungsausschluss
EMF-EMR
... weitere
Profil
Abmelden
Weblog abonnieren