A Deeping Gate woman will discover her
destiny on 12 July, after two years of
anxiety and worry.
The High Court will decide that day
whether she can stay in her home of eight years, or whether she will
be forced to sell up and move away from her friends and the village
life she loves.
Because of a rare medical complaint,
Pam Harris needs to spend seventeen hours hooked up to a machine every
other day, just to stay alive.
If an 80-foot mobile phone mast is
built near her home, that machinery will stop working and she could
die. But that is exactly what mobile phone giant 3G wants to do.
Peterborough City Council rejected
the application to build the mast at Mumby’s Yard on Suttons Lane,
but that was overturned by Planning Inspectors. Now it is all down
to the High Court.
Ludicrously, British law says that
Pam’s medical condition can not be used in evidence. Solicitors will
therefore argue that there were flaws in the Planning Inspectors’
Generous neighbours in Deeping Gate
have raised an incredible £16,000 to help Pam fight her battle and
keep the eyesore from being built.
They are now inviting anyone with an
interest to attend one final public meeting to highlight her plight.
The meeting will be in Northborough
Village Hall at 8pm on Wednesday, 13 June
and they hope to have a guest speaker.
Deeping Mast Action Group
coordinator Tony Wheatcroft said: “We are nearly there and support
is valued more than ever!
“People’s generosity has already
raised more than £16,000 and has given our campaign momentum and
“Now we’re on the finishing
Pam Harris was first diagnosed with
electromagnetic sensitivity in 1983 and is believed to be one of
just 17 sufferers in the country.