Serious health risks 4g and 5g across Wirral

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
Can you please supply evidence that Wirral Council have taken stringent measures on assessing health and safety risks of 4g and 5g transmitting antenna they are now allowing Mobile companies Carte Blanche to establish across Wirral?. Thankyou.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Barnes

Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Barnes,

 

Thank you for your recent FOI request, submitted under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Our response is as follows:

 

The Local Planning Authority cannot take health considerations into
account when determining mast proposals.

 

All proposals for telecommunications development should be submitted with
an International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
Certificate. This certificate confirms that the mast meets the guidelines
for public exposure. Beyond this, the health effects in relation to the
development or concerns about them, cannot be considered further by the
Local Planning Authority.

 

Public Health England advises the UK government departments and others on
standards of protection for exposure to ionising and non-ionising
radiation. They offer expert advice on the health implications relating to
human exposure to electromagnetic fields, drawing upon the most up-to-date
research world-wide.

 

Wirral Council would like to thank you for your patience.

 

I trust this information assists with your enquiries.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Business Management

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 666 5201

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Serious health risks 4g and 5g across Wirral'.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ] Dear Madam/Sir
This complaint rests on 1/ All local authorities have duty of care for public health. The acceptance of 5g roll out by this authority without any proper health risk tests on effects of the millimeter EMFs on human beings or wildlife is a breach of Human rights and UK wildlife laws.
2/ Using the public and the wide environment as a 'test bed' without any public consultation or proper full open and transparent information denying public full participation at an early stage when all options are open, before any decision is taken also breaches Aarhus Covention to which UK is legally signed up to.
I request this complaint instigates a full and proper review by Wirral council at the serious public healtb aspects involved if this roll out takes place.Thankyou.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Derick Barnes

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Serious health risks 4g and 5g across Wirral'.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

Local Authorities have a legal duty for decisions they make and the possible health effects on the public.
There is much research to show that 5g technology is a serious health threat to the public.This research must not be ignored and the decision rreviwed.
Please reas Environmental Heath Trust documents on this. Thankyou.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Derick Barnes

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

 

Dear Mr Barnes

 

We write further to your correspondence of 30 June 2019 in which you
requested an internal review of the Council's handling of your FOI
request, 'Serious health risks 4g and 5g across Wirral'.

 

Having reviewed both your original request and the response provided, and
taking into account your latest comments, I am satisfied that the Council
has fully answered your enquiry within the terms of the legislation.

 

Whilst your opinion is noted, it is the responsibility of Central
Government, not this Council, to decide what measures are necessary to
protect public health regarding telecommunications infrastructure.  The
Government's latest advice on telecommunications is clearly available in
the National Planning Policy Framework, paragraph 115, which states:

 

"Applications for electronic communications development (including
applications for prior approval under the General Permitted Development
Order) should be supported by the necessary evidence to justify the
proposed development.  This should include: ... a statement that
self-certifies that the cumulative exposure, when operational, will not
exceed International Commission guidelines for non-ionising radiation
protection."

 

Local planning authorities cannot seek to determine healthguards or refuse
applications on health grounds where a mobile phone mast installation
meets the ICNRP guidelines.

 

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner if you
remain dissatisfied with the Council’s handling of your request.  The
Commissioner can be contacted at Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Tel: 0303 123
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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Business Management - ICT

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

Tel: 0151 691 8201

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