A telecom company planning to build a 5G mast at a busy city junction have been asked to move it.

The mast is currently planned to be built at the Boundary Road junction with Drayton Road on a verge parallel to the east of the carriageway.

But Norwich City Council's highways team have asked that the pole is moved after a planning application was submitted by CK Hutchinson Networks.

Norwich Evening News:

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Road experts say they would rather the mast did not obstruct the view of traffic and have suggested it be placed in the north-east or south-west corners of the junction, where it would not be as visible to passing cars.

If approved the mast would be built alongside an accompanying equipment cabinet.

Norwich Evening News:

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The telecom company has also recently submitted an application to build a mast in the junction between St Clement's Hill and Wall Road.

It comes as Norwich's 5G rollout is being accelerated due to the fact it is severely lagging behind the rest of the UK in terms of coverage.

Those wishing to comment on the application have until April 20 and it is hoped a decision will be reached by May 9.