THE installation of a 20m-high telecommunications mast in Abbeyview will improve internet connection speeds and phone signal.

Cornerstone, based in Berkshire, have informed Fife Council of their intentions to erect the 5G pole on Allan Crescent.

A previous planning application was approved in January, with the local authority stating that full permission was not necessary.

The site is a small grass area opposite the junction with Shields Road, between the bus stop and the car park.

There is already an eight-metre high CCTV pole there.

A prior notification - a procedure where the developer must notify the council of their proposals before exercising permitted development rights - has been submitted for the mast and additional equipment cabinets.

Cornerstone is a mobile infrastructure services company that owns and manages more than 20,000 sites across the UK and aim to improve connectivity for customers.

The mast will have six antennas, a GPS module, two dishes and a remote radio unit while there will also be equipment cabinets placed on site.

Cornerstone explained: "As the way we use our phones and other technologies have changed over the past 30 years, where we locate masts is crucial.

"Due to the increased data transfer necessary for the latest telecommunication services, locations of base stations must be where the local demand exists."