Cookie policy notice

By continuing to use this site you agree to our cookies policy below:
Since 26 May 2011, the law now states that cookies on websites can ony be used with your specific consent. Cookies allow us to ensure that you enjoy the best browsing experience.

This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

GP's setback over phone mast

Dr Christine Carr is considering an appeal after she lost a High Court battle to have a mobile phone mast near her home removed.

Dr Carr, whose eldest daughter has migraines, argued the mast posed a health risk to her family.

But despite saying he had sympathy with her case, the judge ruled it was 'unarguable' as Leeds city council had lodged a notice to remove the mast with T-Mobile UK one day after a statutory

56-day deadline.

'If they do that there is not a thing you can do about it. The mast went up because of a loophole in legislation,' said Dr Carr, a GP in Leeds.

'The point is we don't know [about the health risks] but if we don't know we need to be careful.'

Rate this article 

Click to rate

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

0 out of 5 stars

Have your say