PROTESTERS will gather outside Blaenau Gwent council’s planning offices in opposition to plans to build a mobile phone mast 70 metres from a Six Bells primary school.

Members of Six Bells Against the Mast Action group say they are worried about the safety of their children and are concerned about the effect the mast could have on their children’s health.

Blaenau Gwent council's planning officers will meet with representatives from Vodafone on Thursday to ask them to consider siting the mast further away from Bryngwyn Primary School. The council granted planning permission for the ten-metre high lattice mast on September 15.

Members of the planning committee said they were unable to refuse planning permission on the grounds of health concerns due to government planning guidance.

Phone companies say there is no proven threat to health from phone masts.

The action group will meet outside the planning offices in Blaina at 11am on Thursday and will remain there for an hour.