Local mast to move

2017-12-19 06:01

A cellular mast at the Fish Hoek Fire Station will need to be ­relocated. This comes after it the mast has become an obstruction to local­ firefighters.

JP Smith, Mayco member for safety, security and social services, confirms that the mast is preventing proper access to the training or drill tower of the fire station, which is primarily used for fire training purposes.

The mast was erected before the formation of the Unicity, under the auspices of the old South Peninsula administration, he adds.

The mast will remain within the boundary of the fire station, but in an area where it is not impacting on any fire service training, Smith says.

The mast will be moved within the next few months.

Brett Herron, Mayco member for transport and urban development, says a new building plan for the cell mast must be submitted for evaluation and processing, which is normal with buildings in terms of national building regulations.

“Generally, applications for cell masts are also assessed in terms of the Municipal Planning By-law 2015 and compliance with the Telecommunication Mast Infrastructure Policy,” he explains.

The current height of the existing mast is approximately 24m – the height of the tower is 19m plus antennae of 5m.

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