FRUSTRATED residents, who have fought “every single” application to put transmitters on a water tower, are now gearing up to oppose an appeal.

Home owners in Conies Road, Halstead, have a water tower “virtually in their back gardens”, upon which owner Anglian Water has put several transmitters.

Four mobile phone companies applied to have masts, and when Anglian Water made a bid in May to put up its own dishes for telemetry data network, councillors refused the application.

The company is now appealing, and residents plan to continue their fight.

:: read more on this story in Thursday's Gazette