May 2022

No one can say 5G is safe and yet local councils are rolling out 5G throughout the UK and without public consultation or consent.

The UK Government recently launched the £1 billion shared rural network deal to build 5G throughout the countryside. Relaxing planning laws for existing masts to upgrade to 5G and to allow the increase in height of masts up to 25 metres, with new masts to be built to a maximum of 30 metres, along with a host of smaller masts up to six metres in height above buildings. Councils are also encouraged to allow curb side infrastructure, such as antenna attached to lampposts and bus shelters and all without prior approval to accelerate network upgrades with an aim to provide 5G coverage for the majority of the UK population by 2030.

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