VODAFONE has been given planning permission by Hart for new telecommunications equipment at the Fleet Telephone Exchange site in Church Road so as to improve the currently poor reception in the town centre. The district's Development Control Committee says that the existing mast at the back of Somerfield should be removed as soon as the new one becomes operational.

The committee has agreed to lift a condition requiring a red light on top of a T Mobile UK mast near Blackbushe airport after hearing that the mast was no higher than a lamppost.