Residents in a Lurgan housing estate say they will not stand for a proposed 5G mast in their area.
Plans for the telecommunications mast have been lodged with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council to consider.
The application is to erect a 5G 20m high street pole mast, associated ancillary equipment cabinetry and associated works at lands 20m southwest of 68 and 70 Avenue Road, Lurgan.
However, residents plan to gain as much support as possible from objectors.
Supporting their fight is Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart who has not only called on the local residents, but all Lurgan Park users, to object to the 20-metre high mast.
“I have been working with residents and park users to object to a 5G mast application in the vicinity of the entrance to Lurgan Park on the Avenue Road,” Ms Lockhart explained.
“I have objection letters available in my office or can be delivered to you, local residents also have copies of objection letters I have provided.”
The main objections centre around the mast’s location near the entrance to Lurgan Park – an area of natural beauty; the fact it’s located close to another mast at Flush Place; its proximity to a school; and also its proximity to a very special little boy’s memorial.
The DUP representative said the land on which it is applied for “is in public ownership of the Council or Department for Infrastructure and therefore given the public objection should not be used”.
She said the equipment will be “unsightly and will clutter an already very busy area” and has urged anyone to get in touch with her or party representatives if you wish to object to the application.
The application has been submitted by CK Hutchison Networks.