Planned mobile phone mast set to bring improved 4G signal to rural Richmondshire

A mobile phone mast. Photo: Richard Leonard.

A proposed mobile phone mast will bring improved 4G coverage to rural Richmondshire, experts say.

A planning application has been submitted to install a 30m high mast near Newsham.

The mast would include 4G antennas for Three, Vodafone and O2.

It would be installed on land at Long Green Farm, Newsham.

Applicants Cornerstone say in documents submitted with the application: “The proposal relates to the installation of a 30m lattice tower supporting 6 no. antennas, 4 no. transmission dishes, 2 no. equipment cabinets, 1 no. meter cabinet and ancillary development thereto including a generator and associated fuel tank and a fenced compound for the SRN project on behalf of Telefonica, Vodafone and Three.

“This is a remote location with minimal mobile coverage at the current time. The siting has been carefully considered and whilst there is shielding for the installation provided by mature trees to the north.

“These trees should help minimise the installations visual impact on the wider landscape views, with just the top section of the mast will extending above these trees.”

The mast would be painted ‘ice blue’ to blend in against the sky line.