TWO new 5G masts are to be installed in Wrexham. 

Wrexham Council has given the go-ahead for the installation of 18-metre high monopoles, equipment cabinets and electric cabinets for land at Kingsmills Road in Caia Park, near the junction with Derby Road.

A seperate application for one at Rhyd Broughton Lane, at the Wrexham Tecnhology Park, has also been given the green light. 

Similar proposals for 5G monopoles on land opposite 101 Chester Road and land at Amanda Grove, Rhostyllen, have been refused by Wrexham Council. 

The authority said the proposals would have a "detrimental impact upon the street scene" and therefore goes against planning policy. 

Regarding the Kingsmills Road application, a statement on behalf of CK Hutchison Networks (UK) Ltd said: "This site will enable 5G coverage to be provided to this area of Wrexham. The Government recognises that widespread coverage of mobile connectivity is essential for people and businesses. That is why the Government is committed to extending mobile geographical coverage further across the UK, with continuous mobile connectivity provided to all major roads and to being a world leader in 5G.

"This will allow everyone in the country to benefit from the economic advantages of widespread mobile coverage. As well as improved mobile signal, 5G networks are also crucial to drive productivity and growth across the sectors that local areas are focusing on through their emerging Local Industrial Strategies."


It added: "More than any previous generation of mobile networks, it has the potential to improve the way people live, work and travel. 

"A site in this location will fill the gap in service provision and provide high quality, reliable, advanced 3G, 4G and 5G to this urban area of Wrexham."

Regarding health concerns over 5G coverage, the World Health Organization states: “A large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk. To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.”