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Green light for phone tower despite strong opposition

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 10:22am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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Green light for phone tower despite strong opposition

Objections lodged by parents and staff at Annagh Hill NS

Green light for phone tower despite strong opposition

Objections lodged by parents and staff at Annagh Hill NS

A MOBILE phone and broadband mast proposed for the Annagh Hill area which attracted over 20 objections has been granted planning permission by Galway County Council.

The 30 metre high telecommunications tower is put forward by Vodafone but will also be used by Three and Meteor.
The phone company argues that the mast is vital in terms of providing coverage along the M17-M18 routes and if it didn't go ahead, Vodafone customers would lose essential coverage.
However, the application attracted vehement opposition from nearby residents and the staff, parents and Board of Management of Annagh Hill NS. A letter from the Board of Management outlined how they had been told by a number of parents that they would remove their children from the school should the mast get the go-ahead.

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