Network Rail have told the DfT that at its so called drop in session on January 18 that residents agreed that the colour of the mast would be changed to fit in with its immediate surroundings.
This is untrue what we asked for is an independent review of how it was decided to locate this mast in a dense residential area on the edge of a park which has protected views.
Painting the mast green which is what Network Rail is proposing to do will cost them little more than the price of a pot of paint but the price paid by our community will last for generations.
This may be a vital safety requirement but Network Rail is only being allowed to construct this mast in such an unsuitable location because it has Permitted Development Rights. If it had to apply for planning permission, like all other companies erecting communications masts have to, it would be refused. It is unfair and undemocratic.