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Woodbridge Residents Against The Newton Road Cell Tower

This group was formed in 2020 as a result of local residents learning of Verizon’s and a Woodbridge resident’s intent to construct a 144’ Cell Phone tower on their residential property located at 118 Newton Road.

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The area of this proposed location is completely surrounded by residential homes. The property was once used for farming activities but now lays dormant. The owners previously tried to build a small housing development on the site however ultimately costs prohibited that project from moving forward.

The World Health Organization recently classified Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation, like that from cell phones and cell phone towers, as a possible “carcinogenic” in humans.  Studies around the world directly link cell phone tower exposure to brain tumors, cancer, depression, dizziness, headaches, and other serious health ailments.

 

Cell towers are particularly dangerous because of their sheer size, and the amount of electricity it takes to run them. It takes a great amount of energy to transmit RF Radiation for so many users such long distances. It used to be that they would not put these towers near a building without written consent from the owners.

Cell phone towers are also proven to decrease adjacent property values and impede the marketability of homes.  The Woodbridge housing market has suffered in recent years mostly attributable to the high tax rates and low public services provided.  Now combined with a global health and economic pandemic the residents of one of the highest-taxed areas of Woodbridge have to contend with a 144’ tower in their backyards.  

 

The residents of Newton Road, Penny Lane, Forest Glen Drive, Soundview Drive, Prospect Rd, Hampton Drive, Indian Trail, Forest Trail, Partridge Ln, Burnt Swamp Rd, Prospect Ct, October Hill Road, Dogwood Circle, and Crystal Terrace will experience the most detrimental & immediate impact from this project. However, this issue is important town-wide as we can’t permit developers to set a precedent that constructing communications towers on residential properties is acceptable in our townscape.  

 

Please use the form below to add your contact information to the database of concerned citizens against the construction of this tower.  We will send out periodic updates as to the progress of the applicant’s submission to the various zoning agencies in town.  We will also inform you of the nights in which the public can voice their options on the matter.  No one’s information will be transmitted or published in any manner without your written consent.  

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