In response to concerns about a lack of mobile phone service and data coverage in developing areas of Colwood, Council directed staff to develop a new telecommunications antenna systems policy that better aligns the City’s regulations with Federal Policy,
Concerns were related to things like safety for students being able to contact parents as well as the impact of low cell service on educators, local business owners and residents.
The Colwood draft Antenna System Siting Policy was compiled to align with updated Federal Policy and the Colwood Official Community Plan. It is also intended to provide guidance on preferred locations, design and visual aesthetics of antennas.
In August 2022, members of the public were encouraged to review the draft policy and provide input. See LetsTalkColwood.ca/Telecommunications-Antennas for more information.