Further supplementary memorandum submitted
by Mast Action UK
Additional Information requested by the Committee.
A. Masts which have been removed:
1. Orange mast on school property in Speke,
Liverpoolremoved due to intense pressure from school parents
and governing body.
2. Vodafone mast on roof of St Pauls Way
School, Tower Hamletsremoved due to intense pressure from
school teachers and union.
3. Manningtree Essex, mast put up under
GPDO but actually found to be over 15m. An enforcement notice
was issued and the mast was subsequently removed. We believe there
to be a number of masts that are actually over the 15m height
B. TETRA System
We would also like to register our serious concerns
with regard to the new TETRA system which is currently being rolled
out across the country for the emergency services. Some of our
members, especially in the Gloucestershire area, are already experiencing
problems with planning applications for TETRA masts to be sited
extremely closely to their homes. This is of special concern as
Independent Expert Group concluded that " . . .amplitude
modulation around 16Hz should be avoided if possible . . ."
para 5.59. TETRA is in direct contravention of that recommendation.
21 March 2001