Plans have been put forward to build a new 5G mast near café outside Whitchurch.

The plans submitted on behalf of the company Icon Tower Infrastructure would see a new a lattice tower over 20 metres tall being built on land near the Raven café in Prees Heath on the junction of the A41 and A49.

In their application Tower Infrastructure said the plans would see the “installation of a shareable telecommunications base station installation comprising a 22.5m lattice tower supporting up to six antennas and up to two dishes, together with up to six ground based cabinets, one meter cabinet and ancillary development thereto including compound fencing.”


“As part of Icon’s network improvement program, there is a specific requirement for a radio base station installation at this location.

“Mobiles can only work with a network of base stations in place where people want to use their mobile phones or other wireless devices. Without base stations, the mobile phones, and other devices we rely on simply won’t work.”

They have also addressed any health concerns that the public may have about a new mast and said: “All mobile operators must ensure that their radio base stations (also known as masts) are designed and built so that the public are not exposed to radiofrequency fields above the strict safety guidelines which govern and limit public exposure to electromagnetic fields.

“In fact, base stations operate at low levels, emitting levels of radio waves many times lower than the guidelines.”