Re: Mast in residential area

in Letters to the editor · 19-02-2021 01:00:00 · 3 Comments

Editor, To our astonishment a telecommunication mast has been erected last Friday, 12 Feb., on the grounds of the Alto Golf Driving Range , only a few yards distance from our residential area and communal pool, situated next to the driving range of the Alto Golf resort in Alvor.

This residential area comprises of only 4 small blocs of apartments , in total 31 units, with gardens and a communal pool in the midst of this highly calm and peaceful location, with entrance at the V-3 Avenida stretching from Praia da Rocha -Vau to Alvor. The residents are mostly from foreign origin; only some of them living permanently here.

We suppose that the erection of this communication mast has been deliberately planned during this early time of the year, as most of the residents are abroad and not able to travel due to Covid-19 pandemic.

This communication mast is just a few metres from the communal pool and apartment blocs and is not only a very disturbing sight, but may lead to a decrease in value of the properties as well.

None of the residents have been informed about this construction, neither has there been any formal announcement or boarding from the Câmara or Municipality of Portimão.

I happened to address a construction supervisor after I saw the mast, but he only admitted that the construction was ordered by Vodafone. He could not give any information about the procedure.

Could you please help us to find ways how to address this issue to the local authorities and to have a look into the proper procedures preceding this construction . We are indeed very concerned about this affair in every respect .
Thank you in advance for publishing and assisting us.

Robert W.J. Cohnen,

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Sorry to read about this.
What are your main concerns? Aesthetics? Health?
There are ways to shield some if not most of the radiation for the bedrooms and living space. Outdoor is far more complicated, but on average less of a health issue.
Not all progress is improvement for all involved. Legal battles against the most powerful industry on the planet are not rife with success stories.

By Wim from Lisbon on 02-05-2021 07:47

Sorry to hear about this. Alvor is such a beautiful town with its own unique character. Looking forward to visiting her again, once its possible. My parents live there in the Maralvor block.

By Robert from Algarve on 24-02-2021 03:49

Hello Robert, it seems to me something for DECO Proteste. Why don't you contact them?
Good luck!

By Scarlett Verkuijlen from Algarve on 19-02-2021 02:12
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