Plans have been submitted to Oxford City Council to build a new 5G mast on a major road in the city.

If approved, the plans would see the applicant – CK Hutchinson Networks - build a new mast on the Eastern Bypass Road.

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

The applicant is working to support the Government’s digital connectivity objective by building mobile networks which support improved coverage and capacity, such as 5G.

The area where the proposed mast would be built currently does not have the infrastructure to support the additional equipment needed to extend coverage in the area.

It is stated in the planning documents that the placement of the new mast would assimilate into the street scene and not be detrimental to the visuals.


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