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Residents who awoke one day to find a 50ft tall broadband mast being installed on their doorsteps fear thousands of pounds have been wiped from the value of their homes.
Locals in Clarendon Street in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, say the huge metal beam was put up without warning - despite being within inches of one of the properties it has affected.
The mast is one of dozens being erected across the region by telecoms firm IX Wireless, which says the poles will improve internet access speeds.
But locals are livid that they weren't consulted - and feared that their homes, which are valued at around £120,000 each, may now be harder to sell as a result of the 'eyesore' appearing next door.
Furious residents fear their homes may have plunged in value after an 'eyesore' 50ft-high broadband mast was erected within inches of their doorstep.
Locals in Rochdale are furious after the giant mast (left of image) was seemingly put up without warning or consultation
Homeowners on Clarendon Street, in Rochdale, worry their properties may have dropped by as much as £20,000 after the pole was put up without warning.
The huge metal beam is one of dozens built across Greater Manchester by telecoms company IX Wireless, which it says will give locals access to highspeed internet.
But residents are angry that they weren't consulted about the pole, which has been placed just ten inches (25cm) from one of the properties.
And they even fear that some of the homes, which are valued at around £120,000, may now be unsellable in the future.
Housewife Sheila Scott, 65, said she was stunned when workers put up the massive pole on August 18 this year close to her three-bed terraced property.
The mum-of-three said: