RESIDENTS who objected to plans for a telecommunications mast are celebrating after permission was refused.

Vodaphone had asked for permission for the mast on Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead.

The objectors to the 15m mast were backed by Low Fell Labour Party Action Team.

Peter Wilson, of the Low Fell Labour Party, said: "We supported residents who objected to this mast and we're delighted that Gateshead council's planning committee has refused permission."