Bristol Campaign

Welcome to BRISTOL’s 5G action group page

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Arrived at this page and not sure why we need to object to 5G masts? Start here &/or see Health Effects.


Please contact us if you can help our objection campaigns to any of the masts below. Here’s an idea of some of the steps that could be taken and here’s a list of specific help needed. We’d be very grateful if you could also put in an objection to each of the masts below. Non Bristol residents may also object if they have family and friends in Bristol who they are concerned about. However, please note “Anonymous comments cannot be accepted. A name and postal address is essential when deciding whether to grant planning permission because it allows us to assess the information and take into account where you are in relation to the application.”

The planning website is a bit glitchy so please ensure you get a popup notification with confirmation after you submit your objection; leave it a while and then check your objection shows on the Documents tab. If you have objected to a different mast previously, be careful that you delete that text from the form before writing your new objection. If you make an error or duplication, you can email planning and ask them to correct it. Please ensure you receive an email confirmation of your objection. If you do not, please email your objection to and cc the case officer.



What can you object about? For a Prior-approval application (the majority), You can technically object only on grounds of siting and appearance – but that includes proximity to residential dwellings, schools, university buildings, residential care homes, nurseries and so on. Ecological harm (e.g. to bees and trees) and health & safety (lack of risk assessment etc) are material planning considerations so can be included as well. 

Many people will have danger to health as an important reason for objecting, but as this isn’t technically permissible, it is very important that you first include permitted grounds such as siting and appearance in your objection. Objections on health grounds only may not be considered by the planning department – we need to go higher for this – see legal case).

Factors concerning siting may involve:

  • height of the site in relation to surrounding land
  • topography of the site and vegetation
  • openness and visibility of the site
  • designated areas
  • the site in relation to existing masts
  • structures or buildings
  • proximity to residential property, schools, colleges, universities, care homes

With regard to appearance this can include details such as:

  • materials
  • colour
  • design
  • dimensions
  • overall shape
  • solid or open framework
  • could also mention disquietening appearance of masts affection people’s quiet enjoyment of the neighbourhood, and possibly leading to anxiety and mental health issues


What Makes the Difference? >> Local Support!

What our small core team can do:

  • Monitor the planning site for new applications
  • Compile a summary Info Page for each new application
  • Create a flyer and flyer the area closest to the mast to find local residents willing to go further
  • Create systems, templates and advise you with your campaign

What local residents/schools/businesses can do:

All the rest – see our Next Steps page.


Make Your Objection

Using the table below, please use the Info Page link to make your objection as this gives guidance on how to object most effectively and details of the grounds for objection for the specific mast. Where there is no Info Page yet available, please use the Application link which will take you directly to the Comments tab to make your objection. Thank you! 

N.B. If you find a problem with any of the links below, you can go directly to and search using the Application Reference ending in /Y or /F

*Latest date to object? The deadline date in the table below is the later of the ‘Consultation Expiry Date’ and the ‘Latest Site Notice Expiry Date’ (shown in black text). Where this date has passed, the decision date is shown in red. The planning site says that objections will be noted until the decision is made, but some case officers ask for objections a few days earlier so they can make their case report within the deadline. So don’t risk it – object NOW!

Decision result: A Approved, R Refused, W Withdrawn, APP Appealed. Masts in italics (at the top) have been decided so can no longer be objected to.



Click link to download flyer

Postcode Deadline*

A/R decision

Info Page

Click for details how


Click to object

Butler House, Summerhill Rd BS5 8HQ 24/6/20 A 20/01859/Y
SW Whitehall Road BS5 9BT 28/6/20  R 20/01883/Y
Gill Avenue, Fishponds BS16 2NW 5/7/20 R 20/01998/Y
Smoke Lane, Avonmouth BS11 9BP 6/7/20 R 20/02020/Y
College Rd, Clifton BS8 3JH 7/7/20 R 20/02039/Y
St Philip’s Causeway BS4 3BD 8/7/20 R 20/02055/Y
Princess St Bedminster BS3 4AG 8/7/20 R 20/02056/Y
Newfoundland Court BS2 9AP 13/7/20 R 20/02131/Y
TA Centre Dorian Road**, Horfield BS7 0XL 24/7/20 R 20/02285/F
Inns Court Avenue, Knowle BS4 1SR 23/7/20 R 20/02291/Y
5 Fernhurst Road, Fishponds BS5 7FG 26/7/20 R 20/02324/Y
Coronation Road, Bedminster** BS3 1AB 28/7/20 R 20/02330/F
Tower House Fairfax Street, City Centre BS1 3BN 28/7/20 A 20/02363/Y
Opposite 129 Ashley Road, St Pauls BS6 5NT 5/8/20 R 20/02502/Y
Opposite 60 Lockleaze Road BS7 9RU 5/8/20 R 20/02501/Y
Ashley Down Old Boys Rfc**, Lockleaze BS7 9YU 30/7/20 A P20/09767/F
Lime Trees Rd, Horfield BS6 7XW 12/8/20 R 20/02619/Y
Passage Rd, Westbury on Trym BS9 3HR 12/8/20 R 20/02618/Y
St Clements House Marsh Street City Centre BS1 4BH 17/8/20 R/ APP 20/02711/Y
Frenchay Park Rd, Broomhill BS16 1HB 20/8/20 R 20/02765/Y
Redcatch Rd, Knowle BS4 2EY 1/9/20 W 20/02976/Y
Speedwell Rd BS15 1ER 8/9/20 W 20/03114/Y
Sofa Project George Jones Rd, St Phillips BS2 0QA 9/9/20 A 20/03138/Y
Layby On Greystoke Avenue, Southmead BS10 5NZ 9/9/20 R 20/03139/Y
Stockwood Lane, Stockwood BS14 8SY 2/9/20 R 20/03137/Y
Bristow Broadway And St Brendans Way, Avonmouth BS11 9HA 13/9/20 A 20/03193/Y
Whitchurch Sports Centre Bamfield BS14 0ZZ 15/9/20 W 20/03248/Y
Land Front Of Stockwood Precinct, Stockwood BS14 8PG 22/9/20 R 20/03389/Y
Birchwood Rd, Brislington BS4 4QN 24/9/20 R 20/03445/Y
Student Union 105 Queens Rd, Clifton BS8 1LN 28/9/20 A 20/03473/F
Easton Way At Junction With Stapleton Road BS5 0QA 30/9/20 R 20/03739/Y
Albion Rd, Greenbank BS5 8DJ 6/10/20 R 20/03639/Y
Land At Broadmead (Outside Of Costa Coffee), City Centre BS1 3HA 14/10/20
R 20/03921/Y
Bristol Marriott Hotel Lower Castle Street, City Centre BS1 3AD 14/10/20
A 20/03994/Y
Compound Adjacent To 5 Fernhurst Rd, Fishponds BS5 7FG 13/10/20 20/04199/Y
Lake Shore Drive, Headley Park BS13 7BA 11/11/20 20/04591/Y
Tesco Car Park Eastgate Road BS5 6XX 18/11/20 20/04848/Y


** Full Planning application, others are Prior Approval applications and will be deemed approved unless we are able to convince the planning department to refuse them.

Appealed Masts

St Clements House Marsh Street City Centre BS1 4BH 29/10/20 20/02711/Y


Mast Resources

N.B. Where the link leads to a Google Document, go to File-Download to download & edit Word Doc.

Initial Steps suggestions     Next Steps suggestions

Information Page templates: Prior Approval application    Full Planning application

A4 Flyer template    A5 Flyer Template     General Info Leaflets    Crib sheet when flyering

Detailed Objection templates: Prior Approval (colour-coded)     Full Planning

Read Case Officer reports for refused masts here as gives clear indication of what works as objection issues.

Join the Bristol Campaign Group

Our Bristol campaign has been meeting regularly every 2-3 weeks from September to March. As physical meetups are not possible at the current time, we are now meeting on Zoom (see Calendar) and also hooking up with other campaigns around the country so we can be more effective.

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Every day, more and more people are waking up to the reality of 5G and what this means, not just for our health, but for wildlife and the environment at large.

Thank you for being here and for being part of the solution.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead


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