Colnbrook-based concrete manufacturer wants to erect microwave antenna
Colnbrook-based Aggregate Industries has applied to Slough Borough Council for a Lawful Development Certificate for installation of a microwave antenna positioned on top of its main building.
Aggregate Industries wants to erect a Vodafone transmission dish to the front elevation of its main building off the Colnbrook By-pass.
The ready-mix concrete maker believes it is entitled to erect the antenna without permission and is making the lawful development application to confirm (P/11133/022).
Controversy around potential health risks associated with electromagnetic radiation from cell phone towers and microwave antennas has been discussed for years. Microwaves emitted can interfere with the body’s own electro magnetic field, causing a variety of potential health problems, including: headaches, memory loss, cardiovascular stress, low sperm count, birth defects, and even cancer.
Local councillors discussed the matter at the meeting of the Parish Council’s Services Committee last month but decided to leave the decision to Slough Borough Council.
The building on which it is proposed to place the microwave antenna is the main structure in which the asphalt plant is located. The company says the installation is permitted development under Part 16, Class B – Other Telecommunications Development of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.