5G mast's and controllers & LED street lights

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Dear Sedgemoor District Council,
Councillor Gill Slocombe,
Can you tell me, what research you have done for the safety of us residents into 5G mast's and controllers & LED street lights? Will this be harmful in anyway for us?
And where will these be placed and transmitted, and the distance away from any residential properties.

Yours faithfully,
1 Raleigh Close

Amanda Gibbs, Sedgemoor District Council

Thank you for your request.

Our Local Plan does not include any specific policies relating to 5G masts. Any application would be dealt with through our normal landscape and environment policies. Nationally, the National Planning Policy Framework includes a section (10) on supporting high quality communications which relates to telecommunications and emphasises the need for equipment to be sympathetically designed. The section ends by the following para (116):

"LPAs must determine applications on planning grounds only. They should not seek to prevent competition between different operators, question the need for electronic communications system or set health safeguards different from the International Commission guidelines for public exposure."

Sedgemoor District Council is not responsible for street lights and you may find it of use to contact Somerset County Council at [email address]

If you are dissatisfied with this response you can ask for a review, which will be dealt with through the Council’s complaints procedure.
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the Council’s review you have the right to refer the matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office at The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Amanda Gibbs
Records Manager

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