Planning request submitted to local authority for 40-metre high telecommunication mast in Hawick Forest
Berkshire-based Cornerstone is one of the UK’s leading mobile infrastructure services company.
The company has submitted a planning application to Scottish Borders Council for installation of a 40-metre-high lightweight lattice mast supporting six radio antennas and four transmission dishes with an electrical generator at the Fire Observation Tower at Crib Law in Craik Forest.
The proposed development would require the removal and cutting back of certain trees along the adjoining access track.
A report in support on the application says: “The proposal is part of the Government backed scheme called Shared Rural Network (SRN).
“It is a collaboration between Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s) – VMO2, Vodafone and Three – and the Government to improve 4G coverage for people living, working and travelling in poorly served rural areas.”