ANGRY residents have united to fight off plans for a telecommunications mast in Wolverham.
More than 500 people have signed a petition opposing plans by mobile phone giant and internet provider O2 to build the 15m high construction in Milton Road.
Ward councillor Tommy Griffiths has given his backing to homeowners who met with borough MP Andrew Miller on Friday to ask for his support.
The proposed mast would also include three antenna coverings and a cabinet for associated equipment.
Resident Sue King said: “The people have united over this. Feelings are running high, we don’t want an eyesore on our doorstep.
“I wouldn’t like to buy a house round here with a mast there. We’re not opposed to masts, they’re a way of life, but we are opposed to where they want to put it.
“We met with Andrew Miller on Friday who has written a letter to both the council and O2. He doesn’t see a reason why it cannot be located elsewhere.”
Neighbour Phil Perry said: “We should be looking to upgrade the Wolverham area, not downgrade it.”
Cllr Tommy Griffiths (Lab, Stanlow & Wolverham) said: “We’re not going to accept this, we will fight it all the way. The people have rallied together and that is the only way.”
Residents must send their comments over the proposal to the borough council by Tuesday, October 28 with a final decision expected next month.