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Residents shocked after council gaffe meant 'ugly' 20m 5G phone mast was put up 'right in their faces'

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Sign up to the MyStockport newsletter to keep up with all the top stories A mobile phone firm was able to put up a 20-metre 5G mast a stone’s throw from people's homes because of a council blunder.

Stockport council had refused communications giant Three permission to install the huge transmitter in Chichester Road, Romiley.

Planners rejected the application of the grounds it would ‘have a significant adverse impact on the character and appearance of the area’. READ MORE:'Several' taken ill at Parklife amid warnings about 'Pharaoh pills' But due to what bosses are calling ‘an unfortunate coding error’, this fell one day outside the 56 day time limit - allowing the company to assume approval and carry out the development.

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