Plans have been submitted to Oxford City Council to build a new 5G mast.

The applicant, CK Hutchison Networks (UK) Ltd, is seeking permission to build the ‘slim line’ phase 8 monopole mast in Barton Lane, Headington.

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Oxford Mail: The design of the proposed mast. Picture: Oxford City Council The design of the proposed mast. Picture: Oxford City Council

In the planning documents, the applicant states there is an ‘acute need for a new base station’ in order to provide ‘effective service coverage’ in the area.

Currently, existing masts in the area are not capable of supporting the additional equipment needed to extend the signal coverage.

The design statement states the mast would ‘assimilate well into the immediate street scene and not be detrimental’, this is because the height of the proposed pole is the minimum required to bring 5G to the area.


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