Telecommunications - Possible Health Related Issues
'It is the governments firm view that the planning system is not the place for determining health safeguards. It remains central Governments responsibility to decide what measures are necessary to protect public health.
In the Governments view, if a proposed development meets the ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection) guidelines for public exposure it should be necessary for a local planning authority, in processing the application for planning permission or prior approval to consider further health aspects and concerns about them'
Therefore, where a mobile phone mast installation meets the ICNRP guidelines this Council cannot refuse permission. If it does it would be difficult to argue this case at appeal.
More information on mobile phones and health issues can be found on the Department of Health website.