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Hampstead residents take on might of Orange - and win!

PUBLISHED: 13:40 29 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:20 07 September 2010

RESIDENTS in Hampstead have won a landmark victory after planning bosses refused permission for Orange to build a mobile phone mast near 10 schools. The company had planned to set up the seven-metre pole in Fitzjohn s Avenue, but Camden Council was swampe

RESIDENTS in Hampstead have won a landmark victory after planning bosses refused permission for Orange to build a mobile phone mast near 10 schools.

The company had planned to set up the seven-metre pole in Fitzjohn's Avenue, but Camden Council was swamped by more than 800 objections and on Tuesday permission to build the mast was finally refused.

Parents, teachers and residents had objected over safety fears, claiming there is still no definitive proof that radio waves from mobile phone masts are not harmful, especially to children.

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