HC Deb 31 March 2004 vol 419 cc1723-4 7.34 pm
Mr. Oliver Heald (North-East Hertfordshire) (Con)

This is the petition of Sandra Cole, Councillor Tony Hunter and 1,632 other residents of Royston, Hertfordshire in my constituency.

The petition states:

To the House of Commons

The Petition of Sandra Evelyn Cole, James Richard Cole, Dennis Stephen Geraghty, Anthony Hunter and other residents of Royston, Hertfordshire

Declares that residents of Royston, Hertfordshire are dismayed by the decision of NTL to site a mobile phone mast in Stamford Avenue, Royston close to a school and people's homes. They seek greater controls over the siting of mobile phone and other masts and are concerned about the impact of these on the health and well being of local residents, particularly children, including those attending the school, and on the street scene.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons shall urge the Government to give more control over mobile phone masts and other such antennae to local communities through local planning procedures and local councillors, and particularly that councillors should be able to take account of the proximity of schools and the health fears of local residents.

And the petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.