Over the past 12-18 months my authority has started to receive an
increasing number of applications and prior approvals for the 5g
masts. These installations are around 20m tall and have much larger
associated street cabinets than those with the previous generation of
technology. We are a very future focussed authority and keen to
support digital innovation, but some of the placement of equipment is
causing issues, which we would like to avoid where possible.
A quick review of other authorities has revealed that most SPDs on
the matter are vintage circa 2004-2008 before most of us became
reliant on smart phones, so the advice within these seems very outdated.
I am curious about how other authorities are dealing with siting
and placement, and whether any authorities have developed formal
guidance on these matters, or are perhaps using an informal approach
to yield positive results?