An out-of-town communications company may have to do a lot more than just disguise its proposed 130-foot cell tower as a pine tree.
A group of residents aligned as the Concerned Citizens of Landenberg are lobbying hard to have the plan chopped down by the New Garden Township Board of Supervisors, according to a Chester County Press report by Richard Gaw.
“Homes near the (White Clay Creek) Preserve derive and enjoy their value from rural surroundings without commercial intrusion and endless views of pristine woodlands,” said Patterson Schwartz Real Estate Broker Tim Carter.
“At 130 feet high, the proposed cell tower would be an aesthetic disaster for the neighbors.”
Carter added that if the cell tower were to rise, surrounding property values could fall as far as 20 percent, based on National Association of Realtors studies.
To improve local cell signals, Eco-Site has proposed putting up the tower at the Little Stenning Farm.
Read more about the proposed cell tower and its opposition in the Chester County Press here.