A NEW map showing proposed sites for new 5G masts has been revealed.

Changes to the law introduced by the government last month mean that telecoms operators can now install higher and broader 5G masts without council approval.

Brighton and Hove City Council have released a map showing both existing and proposed sites.

The Argus: Maps of existing and proposed 5G masts. Blue: Applications Planning notifications: Red and Green: Masts Maps of existing and proposed 5G masts. Blue: Applications Planning notifications: Red and Green: Masts

Below are the proposed sites for masts in Brighton and Hove:

  • Land South Of 91 Fishersgate Terrace Portslade
  • Telecommunications site at Christian Centre, North Street, Portslade by Sea, BN41 1DG
  • Rooftop of Park Lodge, Dyke Road, Hove, BN3 6NF
  • Land at the Corner of West Way And Applesham Avenue, Hove
  • Pavement outside 13 - 14 Queens Parade, Hove, BN3 8JG
  • Grass verge between Court Farm Road and Nevill Road, Brighton, BN3 7QQ
  • Land at junction of Nevill Road and Court Farm Road, Hove
  • Opposite The Droveway, Goldstone, Crescent Hove, Brighton, BN3 6LR
  • Telecommunication site at Preston Grange, Grange Close, Brighton, BN1 6BH
  • Corner of Tongdean Lane and Dyke Road Avenue, Brighton, BN1 5JE
  • Land At Corner Of Surrenden Road And Draxmont Way Brighton BN1 6QE
  • Land on the eastern side Of Patcham By-Pass, Old London Road, Brighton
  • Land opposite Railway Cottage, Mill Road, Brighton, BN1 8ZF
  • Dudeney Lodge, Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton, BN1 7GT
  • Lewes Road, Brighton
  • Eastern Road opposite Park Street And Tillstone Street, Brighton, BN2 1LF
  • The Brighton Zip Daltons Bastion, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN
  • Sussex Heights, 14 St Margarets Place, Brighton, BN1 2FR
  • New England Road opposite Grove Villas, York Grove, Brighton, BN1 3TT
  • Telecommunication site at Preston Grange, Grange Close, Brighton BN1 6BH
  • Dudeney Lodge, Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton, BN1 7GT

The council commissioned independent mobile telecoms industry data experts Mastdata to provide the map.

5G is the fifth generation of mobile internet, which provides much faster digital download and upload speeds.

Its greater capacity allows thousands of devices in a small area to connect at the same time, with more stable connections than before.

The new government rules mean masts that are installed on buildings outside of conservation areas, and are less than 6 metres above the highest part of the building, do not require full planning permission, or prior approval by the council.

The law gives operators planning permission as a permitted development. The updated rules also increase the size of masts that are allowed under permitted development.

This includes installing new masts of up to 30m in height above ground level on unprotected land, or 25m on protected land, such as land within a conservation area or site of special scientific interest.

There is no legal requirement for telecoms operators to consult with residents, but the government has published a Code of Practice for companies on consultation with local communities.

Councillor Martin Osborne, co-chair of the tourism, equalities, communities and culture committee, said: “Better digital connectivity is a key part of building our successful and sustainable local economy.

“We need to develop the most effective mobile and wireless technology to serve businesses and homes in the city.”

“But we are also keenly aware of the concerns some residents have about the siting of 5G masts.”