RESIDENTS in Haxby are celebrating after winning their campaign to stop a phone mast being put up near their homes.

People living in Holly Tree Meadows objected to plans for a mast in Oak Tree Lane, beside the shops. City of York Council had already rejected Vodafone’s plans, and a national planning inspector has now upheld that decision.

Local councillor Richard Watson said: “It seemed to me from the outset, that this mast was far too intrusive.”