Council to put “exempted” mobile phone masts on planning lists

{mosimage}Fingal County Council agreed today to a Green Party motion
that any notifications received claiming exemption from planning
permission for mobile phones will be circulated together with the
weekly planning lists. I  submitted this motion because  up
to now, mobile phone transmitters have been erected  and although
the  County Council had been informed, no-one was aware that this
exemption was being claimed.  In the case of the transmitters
erected beside St. Peter and Paul’s Boys National School in Baldoyle,
the exemption claimed did not apply and they had to be taken
down.  This decision will mean that community groups who keep an
eye on the planning lists will know of at least some of the proposed
"exempted" transmitters which are being put up in their area.

What are planning lists?

Some community groups or active citizens might not know about the
planning lists:  Every local authority has to produce a weekly list of
all applications made to it.  Most councils make these lists available
by email on request.  It enables residents’ associations, community and
environmental organisations to keep an eye on planning matters in their