PLANS have been submitted for a 5G mobile phone mast on land at Salisbury train station.
Infrastructure firm Cornerstone has applied to Wiltshire Council for permission to update the current technology on land at Churchfields Road.
The upgrade would see a 17.5m-tall mast replaced with a mast measuring 20.1m in order to ‘maintain and improve 2G, 3G and 4G network coverage while also providing new 5G connectivity and services with the Salisbury station area’, the application said
It said the changes would benefit ‘all those customers that live, work and travel there’.
Cornerstone has submitted the plans in a bid to establish if it needs fresh planning permission to upgrade the site.
“The intention is for the proposed base station to provide new and improved network services to those living, working and travelling in the local area,” it said.
The plan says parts of the mast would be obscured by advertising hoardings, while trees would also provide some ‘natural screening’.
For more information on the scheme, log on to www.wiltshire.gov.uk and search for application reference PL/2023/06707.