Fishoek mast




The unannounced construction of a cellular mast in the far south suburb of Fish Hoek has erupted in a public row as the result of no public consultation or information, other than the required approvals of building plans by the property owners. The mast accommodation site at the Valyland Centre is located in a residential area surrounded by schools, retirement homes, hospital and medical consulting facilities.

In addition to concerns about the potential health implications concerning children of all ages and the elderly, as well as the aesthetic impact on the surroundings, local councillors are opposed to the lack of consultation in the process. They say that although an EIA was not required, current land use rights as part of zoning controls, do not include free-standing telecommunications masts, but requires special consent as well as public participation.





Move to halt cellphone mast

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