Fortwilliam Action Committee
FOR ACTION AGAINST PHONE MASTS
GATELODGE & LANSDOWNE HOTEL
Please act now to stop two mobile
phone masts on the Antrim Road – you have until
5th October to voice
Example letters attached
contain all the relevant information, please use this to write your own letter
or at least sign and post the printed letter to the Planning Office (remember
to add the date, your own address and signature). If you can make copies
of your letter, you may send these in one envelope signed by each member
of the household. E-mails may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
BT Cellnet has proposed
a mast (10 metre Monopole Antenna) next to the Gatelodge (ie beside Dentist
McCambridge /opposite 669 Antrim Road. BT Cellnet has also proposed
a base station and mast at the Lansdowne Hotel.
The health effects of this
new technology, using microwave low frequency pulsating radiation, is not
yet fully understood and may take another 15/20 years to emerge.
The World Health Organization
says not enough research has been done, some projects do suggest exposure
to electromagnetic fields may produce a broad range of health effects such
as cancer, changes in behaviour, memory-loss, headaches, sleep disturbance,
immune system degradation, blood/brain barrier permeability, brain electrochemical
effects, Parkinsons and Alzheimers Diseases. There are “significant gaps
in scientific knowledge” (Department of Health leaflet, Mobile Phones &
Health) and there are “sufficient concerns raised to show an urgent need
for accelerated research to provide scientific clarification of these issues”
(World Health Organization).
There is however acknowledged
risk for vulnerable groups; babies and children whose cells are still dividing;
the sick and elderly whose immune systems are depressed, those suffering
from epilepsy and other neurological conditions.
The Fortwilliam Action Committee
urges each local resident to register concern now with the Planning Office
– the next site might be outside your home.
Please do write that letter
– this year BT Cellnet has tried three times to erect a mast on the Somerton
Road – so your letter does count!
You can also voice your
concerns by writing directly to BT Cellnet at Acquisitions Development Group,
BT Cellnet, Stafford Taylor Building, 1 Leeds City Office Park, Meadow Lane,
Leeds LS11 5BD. Letters to Mr Sam Wong, Welcome Hotels Ltd; c/o Dukes
Hotel, 65-67 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HL and of course local newspapers.
Thank you for your support.
If you would like more information
please contact Ken Davis at the Fortwilliam Action Committee 90229527 or