Phone mast plan dropped

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ANGRY residents in a rural village have won their fight to prevent a national communications company siting a mobile phone mast in a conservation area.

Vodafone is proposing to site the mast in Main Street, Grenoside, in the village conservation area.

They expressed fears about possible health risks and that the large mast would be a visual intrusion in the conservation area.

Residents launched a protest campaign and they mounted further protests when they saw Vodafone engineers carrying out trial diggings on the site.

Ecclesfield Parish Council has now been told that Vodafone has decided to drop the proposal.

Coun David Pepper, of Grenoside, said: “Vodafone must have got the message for they are not going ahead with the mast in Main Street.”