PLANS to install a 5G mast near to a petrol station have been withdrawn.

Proposals were sent to St Helens Council planners seeking prior approval for a 20m-high monopole at Garswood Garage, on Garswood Road.

The plans also included for a headframe supporting six antennas, a 600mm transmission dish, a 300mm transmission dish, and two ground-based equipment cabinets in a fenced compound, and ancillary development.

A letter from applicants Cornerstone in the application had stated it "is identified as the most suitable option that balances operational need with local planning policies and national planning policy guidance.

"It will deliver public benefit in terms of the mobile services it will provide".

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The letter added: "Cornerstone is the UK's leading mobile infrastructure services company. We acquire, manage and own over 20,000 sites and are committed to enabling best in class mobile connectivity for over half of all the country's mobile customers."

A decision notice on the application stated that the application has been withdrawn.

A reason for the withdrawal was not cited but the applicant was told if they intend to resubmit it is suggested they speak to the case officer to discuss any amendments or revisions to the proposals.

There had been two objection letters written against the proposals.