Successful campaign against mast plan

Campaigners have been victorious in their fight against an unwanted mast which would have been opposite Belford's war memorial.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 16:08 pm
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Local MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the local councillor and residents lobbied against the installation of the mast for smart meters.

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The mast installation had been attempted previously and was stopped by local residents. Further battles over its installation followed, which meant that an eleventh-hour attempt to stop the mast was needed, and was successful.

Anne-Marie said: “It was absolutely clear that this mast wasn’t in keeping with the area, didn’t have the support of residents and was in completely the wrong position that was opposite a war memorial. We know more than most in rural areas that technology advances are important, but they must be sensitive to the area and ensure they have community backing.”