Planning Law

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Section 10: Supporting High Quality Communications

115. Applications for electronic communications development (including applications for prior approval under the General Permitted Development Order) should be supported by the necessary evidence to justify the proposed development. This should include: a) the outcome of consultations with organisations with an interest in the proposed development, in particular with the relevant body where a mast is to be installed near a school or college, or within a statutory safeguarding zone surrounding an aerodrome, technical site or military explosives storage area; and b) for an addition to an existing mast or base station, a statement that self-certifies that the cumulative exposure, when operational, will not exceed International Commission guidelines on non-ionising radiation protection; or c) for a new mast or base station, evidence that the applicant has explored the possibility of erecting antennas on an existing building, mast or other structure 34 and a statement that self-certifies that, when operational, International Commission guidelines will be met.

The Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015

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Code of best practice on mobile network development in England 

Published by mobile network operators