A perusal of the planning application https://planning.agileapplications.co.uk/exmoor/application-details/9785 shows that the consultation period ends on Sept 1st, and that recent letters have been sent out to nearby interested parties, e.g. neighbours - possibly related to the report on the landscape impact which has been updated in the past fortnight.
I must admit to being uninformed about this, but perhaps the project is being resurrected?
Past correspondence on the application have suggested this will just be for emergency use, which seems disappointing, and that the CPRE and Exmoor society, backed by the Parish Council, were against the location though not necessarily the need for something similar.
Interested in peoples opinions on this, and why would it have just been for emergency services rather than providing mobile phone signal to the village? Do people actually want mobile phone access?
Thats good to hear
The Agent on behalf of the Home Office is clear that this mast once up can be used by Companies to provide signal for the public; e.g. BT or EE
Thanks to Ueli for flagging up the recommended rejection for the planning application from Exmoor National Park. The full document can be found here
In case anyone interested, the Parish Council will be discussing this in their videoconferenced extraordinary meeting of Sept 17th. Agenda and Zoom joining instructions can be downloaded from News page
The Park is going to decide on this one at the Authority Meeting in October. They usually meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. One can apply to speak up for 2 minutes. This info I had received yesterday from Sarah Bryan CE ENPA.
I've been asked by a village friend to clarify that the CPRE, Exmoor Society and Parish Council all offered alternative, less obtrusive, sites for the mast. They confirmed that the mast was just for emergency service, not mobile coverage.