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Phone mast plans blocked by increase in objections

Developers of phone masts – 20 metres to 40 metres in height – require planning approval from county councils to erect new towers and need to reapply for permission to retain the developments after several years

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
1st September, 2019

Telcos’ plans to improve phone coverage and internet signal nationwide have been hampered by a spike in projects being delayed by planning appeals.

Developers of phone masts – 20 metres to 40 metres in height – require planning approval from county councils to erect new towers and need to reapply for permission to retain the developments after several years.

Analysis by The Sunday Business Post has shown there have been 36 appeals to An Bord Pleanála...

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