Plymouth: 150-foot cell tower permit denied

By Bobbi Clark

Center Hill Road residents were out in full force Monday night for The Plymouth Planning Board hearing of a special permit request by Industrial Tower and Wireless LLC’s to build a 150 foot cell tower in the middle of a residential neighborhood that includes Center Hill Preserve.

ITW claimed that additional service is needed in the area but no carrier has signed on to the proposed tower. The Board voted unanimously to deny the permit.

“I think that the Board denied it simply because we didn’t think that the applicant demonstrated that there was a real need. There was a tower being built, there were no users on it. And if there were no users on it, we were not convinced of a need,” said Marc Garrett, Planning Board Chairman.

Residents concerns include the fact that the tower would be significantly detrimental to the character of the neighborhood.

“I made a motion to deny because it would deter from the quality of life of the residents,” said Planning Board member, Tim Grandy,

Planning Board member Paul McAlduff abstained and Larry Rosenblum was absent. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear the case on June 29th.

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