Cell phone tower debates in Chesterfield

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA (WWBT)--The Chesterfield planning commission is set to review four applications for cell phone towers near various neighborhoods including Rose Glen near Brandermill on Tuesday.

Some say it will decrease dropped calls, while others say that's not worth compromising the community.

At nearly 200 feet Chesterfield's planning department says the height of the proposed towers is pushing it, particularly the Rose Glen location's policy.

That policy generally tries to steer the towers away from areas of existing or future development, but that's also up for debate.

Some have mixed opinions about a tower in their neighborhood.

N-Telos is applying for these towers and says they are safe and regulated by the FCC, and with more people on cell phones a boost to coverage and power is needed.

If you want to attend Tuesday's meeting, it starts at 6 p.m. inside the Public Meeting Room at the Government Complex.

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