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Last Updated: Sunday, 6 June, 2004, 10:34 GMT 11:34 UK
Campaigners march through city
Residents walk across road
Over 200 residents turned out for an earlier protest
Protestors against plans for mobile phone masts in South Yorkshire have marched through Sheffield.

The campaigners claim planning permission is being given for too many masts in the area.

On Saturday, more than 200 people demonstrated against plans for a 37ft high mast in the Fulwood district.

An application for planning permission for the mast is to be discussed at Sheffield City Council on Monday. Residents claim it will ruin the area.

Government guidelines

In May concerned residents from Slaleigh Lane and Hallam Grange Crescent in Fulwood, held another protest to stop workmen installing a telephone mast close to homes and a school.

The city council had granted permission for the 10m high mast which is designed to provide coverage for video phones.

A spokesman for Sheffield City Council said: "The council follows national government guidance when considering concerns over the safety of telecommunications masts and decisions are consistent with that guidance."


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