People living on the outskirts of Norwich could get an improved telephone and internet signal thanks to plans for a new 17m telecom pole.

CK Hutchinson Networks is hoping to erect the 5G pole and its accompanying equipment box in Bluebell Road in Earlham.

It would see more people able to pick up faster internet speeds around the city's southern outskirts.

Norwich Evening News:

According to plans submitted to Norwich City Council on Monday, February 13, the mast would be placed on a grass verge in the corner between Bluebell Road and The Avenues, opposite the UEA's sports centre.

If approved the pole would feature six antennas with the company saying it would be of "benefit" to the area due to the services it will provide.

Norwich Evening News:

An accompanying document with the application confirmed the new equipment would not pose a risk to health.

It is hoped a decision will be reached by Sunday, April 9, and those wishing to comment will have until Wednesday, March 8, to do so.

The plans come as the 5G rollout expands across the city with new poles planned for Wilberforce Road and near St Clement's Hill.