by Gavin McEwan

Thu, 1 December 2022

‘The proposed site for the pole, by Hereford\’s mediaeval city wall, and a similar pole already installed.

Plans to install a mobile phone mast the height of a six-storey building at a prominent Hereford spot have failed.

CK Hutchison Networks, which operates the Three mobile phone network, wanted to put up a 20-metre “phase 8 monopole” with a cabinet at its base on a patch of what is currently grass by the city’s main police station on Bath Street, near a section of the city wall, a scheduled ancient monument.

In August last year it asked Herefordshire Council to confirm that the plan could proceed without full planning permission, under what are known as permitted development rights.

It said at the time that it had considered and ruled out six other potential sites for the pole nearby’

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