5G Mast – Corner of Horton Road and Link Road, Datchet
A new 5G mast has been installed adjacent to a house in Link Road, Datchet. Councillor Ewan Larcombe asked ‘Where has all the common sense gone? I agree that these masts are required and we already have many in Datchet. In this case and with all the space available nearby some anonymous individual has simply decided to plant this mast next to the house. My guess is because this location was the cheapest solution. Nobody listens and to make matters worse nobody is accountable for this monument to incompetence’.
The mast was the subject of a planning application in 2022.
Cllr. Larcombe said ‘Datchet Parish Council agreed that the proposal was unacceptable and suggested that a location across the road would be more appropriate. RBWM Planning Officers then failed to determine the application in accordance with the relevant Code of Practice and the mast has now been installed.’