Neighbors upset over new location approved for PGA Tour 5G tower

Jacksonville, FL — A new 5G cell phone tower in Ponte Vedra Beach continues to cause outrage and alarm.

Action News Jax first told you in May when Bolles parents pushed back because they said the tower was too close to campus.

Action News Jax learned the Planning and Zoning Agency approved new plans to move it away from the school and onto the south side of the property.

The relocation area is 1,315 feet SSW of the previously-approved location, approximately 1,465 feet from the Bolles School, and 925 feet from the nearest residential structure.

Peter Kemp lives in the Woodlands Creek neighborhood and said neighbors are upset.

“Now they’re just punting it over to our side,” Kemp said."

Kemp said parents are afraid of potential health risks.

“If it’s a concern for Bolles it should be concerned for residence in this neighborhood too,” Kemp said.

He said it’s also an eyesore.

“People might not want to buy this neighborhood and decrease our value of our property,” Kemp said.

Kemp said neighbors plan to appeal the decision.

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