Telecommunications company offers to service a mast at Limerick Lawn Tennis Club

A TELECOMMUNICATIONS infrastructure company is looking to serve a telephone antenna within the grounds of a city tennis club.

Cignal Infrastructure plans to build an 18m high single pole telecommunications structure carrying an antenna and satellite dishes in the parking lot of the Limerick Lawn Tennis Club in Ennis Road. Planners will decide the program this month.

In planning documents, Cignal officials say the infrastructure is “actively required” by eir, which is seeking to expand its services on the north side.

“The height of this structure will allow mobile and broadband operators to efficiently deliver services to the local community and the wider area, thereby extending the reach of communications technologies in areas that currently have voice and wireless services. weak to non-existent mobile wireless data,” they said. added.

The structure was designed to minimize visual intrusion, he added, with an impact assessment being undertaken on the site to assess any changes that would arise from the development on the views available.

Cignal added 18 meters high is “minimum height” to “meet coverage objectives and ensure signal propagation over the surrounding area and above local clutter”.

“By providing the proposed infrastructure, Cignal is making a positive contribution to the region and beyond by improving the social and economic life of local communities, residential, civic and commercial,” a statement adds to the planners.

Sean B. Jackson