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Walsall Council in action on phone mast

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The fight over whether a controversial mobile phone mast should remain in Pheasey will be taken back to the courts by council chiefs.

The fight over whether a controversial mobile phone mast should remain in Pheasey will be taken back to the courts by council chiefs.

Walsall Council was thwarted in a High Court bid to pull down the 45ft mast last month when a judge ruled there should be no judicial review.

But a decision has been made to push forward with fresh legal action to try and appeal the ruling, with a hearing expected to take place within the next three months.

Information released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that £19,099 has already been spent on legal costs by the authority fighting the cause.

The council launched legal action saying Vodafone went ahead with the work despite chiefs throwing out the proposals. The company denied receiving the notice of refusal in time.

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