A planning application has been submitted by telecoms company Ofcom to build a  30m 5g mast at Shute, near Axminster.

The application is asking to 'remove the existing 25.7m lattice mast and associated compound and installation of replacement base station including 30m lattice sharable mast, addition of 6no. new cabinets and retention of cabinets and fencing'.

It would also see the 'installation of 2no headframes to be mounted to the top of the mast which will host 12no. antenna and 4no. 600mm dishes'.

The 5G mast could be built at Maisie Cottage, A35 Shute Vale.  Company Icon Tower work on behalf of the regulator Ofcom, the mast will be shareable by all the UK network providers, EE, O2, Vodafone, Three as well as antennas and TV masts.

The application says: "All Icon Tower installations are designed to be fully compliant with the public exposure guidelines established by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

"These guidelines have the support of UK Government, the European Union and they also have the formal backing of the World Health Organisation."

A full planning application has been submitted, it will then be discussed at an East Devon District Council planning meeting, where officers will decide to approve to refuse the plans. 

Read the full planning application on the EDDC website - 23/1656/TEL