How far should cell towers be from schools, playgrounds and homes?
The Protocols provide guidelines for separation distances between residential uses and proposed telecommunication antenna structures:

Height of structure Setback distance from residential uses
Less than 15 m at least three times the height of the proposed tower
15 m - 30 m at least 75 m away
31 m - 45 m at least 100 m away
46 m - 55 m at least 122 m away
56 m or greater at least three times the height of the proposed tower

These separation distances are not based on any medical or scientific requirement, evidence or verification.

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1. What do you mean by “telecommunications”?
2. What is going to Council and why?
3. Why are the protocols being updated?
4. Are there different types and sizes of structures?
5. Can the public have any influence on applications?
6. What is the Town’s role/responsibility in applications?
7. What are letters of concurrence or non-concurrence?
8. Where will towers go?
9. What can the Town do to regulate locations?
10. Why can't the Town restrict telecommunication structures?
11. Are cell towers bad for our health?
12. How far should cell towers be from schools, playgrounds and homes?
13. What's the impact of cell towers on the environment?