A 5G mast could be built on the corner of a busy Marlow road close to a pub and a school if new plans are given the go-ahead. 

CK Hutchinson Networks UK Ltd - the same company behind controversial plans for 5G masts near Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe and in Downley as well as others - has now asked for permission to install a pole on the corner of Little Marlow Road and Bobmore Lane in Marlow. 

The pole will be built on a triangle section of grass on the corner of the A4155 which is around 150 metres from Great Marlow School and opposite The Britannia pub. 

As well as the mast itself, three equipment cabinets also need to be installed next to it. 

The developers say the height of the pole is the minimum that is required because it is in such an "urban" setting, but it needs to be installed to improve network coverage in the town because there is a "coverage hole" in the area. 

They said the new mast will "assimilate well into the immediate street scne and not be detrimental". 

CK Hutchinson Networks said in documents: "The very nature of installing new 5G mast infrastructure within such an urban setting requires a highly considered balance between the need to extend practical coverage reach with that of increasing risk of visual amenity intrusion.

"In this location, existing mast sites are not capable of supporting additional equipment compliment to extend coverage reach across the target area and prospective ‘in-fill’ mast sites are extremely limited.

"There is an acute need for a new base station to provide effective service coverage and in this case, the height of the proposed street pole is the minimum required to bring the benefits of 5G to this area."

They added: "It is our opinion that the proposed design presents a better ‘fit’ within the local community and immediate streetscape, offering a reduced visual impact upon an area of adopted highway identified, as situated out with a conservation area or other such restrictive designation."

While they can offer major improvements to internet speeds and mobile coverage, the installation of 5G masts across Bucks have been controversial. 

Parents and locals have objected fiercely to plans for one in Hamilton Road, High Wycombe, close to the Royal Grammar School. 

And locals in Downley fear the installation of a mast on the corner of Plomer Green Lane and Littleworth Road, opposite the Co-Op will "decimate" the area - and the village's chance of winning best kept village again. 

You can view the Marlow plans using the reference 22/06917/PNP16A at the Buckinghamshire Council planning portal.